March 2019

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Southern New Mexico
West Texas
Bazaars & Fairs
Something for everyone
For a good cause
Fort Bliss
Club news
Juarez events
Area Attractions

Bourbon Street on Cincinnati Street — The annual Mardi Gras celebration in Kern Place is Fat Tuesday, March 5. Cincinnati Street will be closed to vehicle traffic for the outdoor celebration featuring food, live outdoor music, drink specials and, of course, beads. Gates open at 4 p.m. Admission price to be announced. Updates on Facebook at Cincinnati Entertainment district.

Home and Garden Expo — The 19th annual expo is March 8-10 at the El Paso Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Area companies display the latest products and services for homeowners including builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, landscape displays, kitchenware and home accessories. Admission: $7 ($6 for age 65 and older; free for 16 and under and active and retired military and first responders with ID). Information: (361) 882-2071 or
  Celebrity guest is landscape and design superstar Ahmed Hassan of HGTV and original host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.”
  Kid Zone features activities for families for various exhibitors. Curious George photo ops are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  Local artists Candy Mayer, Nina Eaton, Rachel Davis’ Crosses and Lisa Matta will host booths.

Kidtona Power Kar Race — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts its Power Kar Race for ages 4 to 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Marty Robbins Park, 11600 Vista del Sol. Helmets are mandatory for racing and recreational fun. Registration is $10 per vehicle on a first-come, first-serve basis at any community center through March 8. Spectator general admission is free. Information: 212-1704 or
  Categories are for ages 4-6 and 7-9 include Non-Modified (up to 12 volt), Modified (up to 24 volt) Super Modified (razor and electric go-karts) and All Terrain (Off Road Race). All racers must wear a helmet.

Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s 45th annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Best Western Plus, 6655 Gateway West. The event showcases several tables of antique, collectable and modern dolls, accessories, clothing, miniatures, books and other toys. Free doll appraisals offered. A “doll hospital” is available on site. Admission: $3 ($1 children 12 and younger). Information: 637-3438.
  Founded in 1974, club members include many avid doll collectors and doll makers, involved in many charitable activities such as dressing dolls for the Toys for Tots, Operation Santa Claus Toy Drive, contributing to the UTEP Scholarship fund, donating gifts and dolls to needy families at Christmas and creating doll displays.

El Paso RV Show — The show featuring one of the largest displays of RVs and campers is March 15-19, at El Paso Convention Center, featuring the very latest makes and models of recreational vehicles from all the nation’s top manufacturers. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8 ($6 Good Sam members; free kids 12 and younger); available at the show only. Information:

915 BeerFest — KLAQ and Deadbeach Brewery present the craft beer festival 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 16, at Deadbeach Brewery, 406 Durango, with local bands, on-site games, food trucks, and local art vendors. Family friendly event. Admission is Free. VIP tickets available for $75 at
  Local breweries include Deadbeach Brewery, Blazing Tree Brewery, El Paso Brewing Co. and dozens of regional breweries from across the Southwest. Tastings are one token each, and full pours will be three tokens. Tokens: $2 a piece; must be 21 for tastings.

Star City Tattoo and Arts Exp — More than 150 tattoo artists from across the nation will be on hand noon to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, March 22-24, at El Paso Convention Center, with daily tattoo competitions, and special guests tattoo collector Yallzee; and internationally renowned side show, cabaret, striptease and suspension artist Marlo Marquise. Tickets: $20 single day; $45 weekend pass; free for age 12 and younger. Information: 231-1100 or

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military ID. Information: 345-6245 or
  The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and feng shui products and essential oils, along with readings by a dozen or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.

Poppies Festival — The 13th annual free family festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54), with art vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, archery, hands-on activities, exhibits and more. Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or
  The Poppy Fest is presented by the El Paso Museum of Archaeology in partnership with the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition, National Border Patrol Museum, and the Downtown Artist and Farmers Market.
  Free parking at EPCC Transmountain Campus (Diana Exit & US 54), with free shuttle to and from event; no parking at the Archaeology Museum or Border Patrol Museum.

Last Thursdays Gallery Crawl — The Downtown monthly evening gallery crawl and art market includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries 6 to 10 p.m. the final Thursday of the month (March 28). Admission is free to most events. Information:

‘Through the Looking Glass’ Fashion Show — EPCC Fashion Technology hosts a benefit fashion show Thursday, March 28, at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre, 9570 Gateway North, giving the community a closer look at what the college’s fashion program has been doing. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 (seating is limited, available in advance only). Information: 831-5057 or on Facebook at EPCCFashion.

Brew at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoological Society’s benefit is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, with beer samples paired with BBQ bites from local restaurants, live music, animal encounters, prizes and more. Tickets at Information: 212-0245, or on Facebook at El Paso Zoological Society.

One World Water Lantern Festival — The premier water lantern festival is 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Ascarate Park 6900 Delta. Tickets: $30 through March 15; $35 March 16-29, and $40 day of event; includes entry into festival area, floating water lantern, LED flashlight keychain, marker and wristband. Information:
  Food trucks, music and activities from 4:30 to 7, with lantern designing at 6:30 p.m. and lantern launch 7 to 8 p.m.
All lanterns are biodegradable and will be cleaned up after the event.

Sun City Craft Beer Festival — The Downtown El Paso celebration of craft beer is 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday March 30-31, at the El Paso Convention Center (indoor and outdoor event). The two-day event features more than 170 national, regional, local and newly released craft beers, ciders, wine and mixed drinks, as well as a game zone, food trucks, vendor booths, a liquor lounge, live bands and djs. Age 21 and older only. Early bird tickets: $20 general admission per day; $35 for both days. Designation driver admission; $10 per day. VIP tickets available for $80, with early access one hour before general admission ticketholders; available at

SUNS Health Fair — Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Students United Para Nuestra Salud (SUNS) hosts its 9th annual health fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30, at Dolphin Terrace Elementary School, 9790 Pickerel, with free services and activities for all ages. Admission is free. Information:

Cesar Chavez Day at Lincoln Park — Lincoln Park Conservation Committee hosts the outdoor picnic in celebration of Cesar Chavez Day noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno, with live music, picnic in the park, “Wheels, Pedal Car and Vicla” and more. Canned food donations taken for Sin Fronteras Organizing Project. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584 or
  Set up time for car show participants is 8 to 11 a.m.; registrations taken day of event.

Texas Association of Museums — The annual meeting of Texas Associations of Museums (TAMI) will meet in El Paso Tuesday through Friday April 2-5, at various area museums. This year’s theme is “Inspired Places Inspire People.” Keynote speaker is UTEP president Diana Natalicio, along with artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Information, registration: 212-3136 or For full schedule:
  Event highlights include evening events at Magoffin Home Tuesday; El Paso Museum of Art and Museum of History Wednesday, and UTEP Centennial Museum and Rubin Center on Thursday.
  Some excursions include El Paso Downtown mural and architecture tours, El Paso Museum of Archaeology, visits to Juárez, Mexico to see Museo de la Revolución en La Frontera and walking tour, and New Mexico trip including Las Cruces and Alamogordo and more.

Kermezaar — The juried arts festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, at the International Museum or Art, 1211 Montana, featuring arts and crafts, food trucks and live acoustic music. Admission to be announced. Information: 543-6747 or

Super Kite Contest — The 17th annual kite flying contest, sponsored by Westside Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School. Prizes for most unusual and longest-time in the air and most beautiful kite. The event includes jumping balloons and face painting, as well as free kites for the first 50 kids attending. Admission is free. Information: 877-8000 or

Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts Council’s 9th annual regional juried fine arts event is March 1-3, in the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Entertainment offered Friday and Saturday, and food and beverages available for purchase.
  Kickoff event if 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, to see and buy work directly from the artists.
  Admission: $10 per day (tickets good for one re-entry); advance tickets available at 2 for $15 at, at the Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo, or at the DAAC office, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite B-D. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
  More than hundred artists from across the country, some returning favorites and other first-time exhibitors, will offer work in numerous categories, including fiber arts, jewelry, mixed media, prints and photography, pottery and glass, painting, drawing and woodwork, metalwork and sculpture. This year’s featured artist is Hal Marcus, a native El Pasoan famed for works such as “El Mercado Juarez,” “Gracias a Dios” and “Avenida Juarez.”

Mardi Gras in the Clouds — The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce will bring a little New Orleans to the mountain community March 1-3, on “Burro-bon Street” (Burro Avenue) with this year’s theme “History of America.” The family celebration includes food, music, vendors, games a parade and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or, or on Facebook.
  A Cajun cook-off is 6 p.m. Friday. Tasting trays; $7. Street dance is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Annual parade is 3 p.m. Saturday.

Cowboy Days — The 20th annual celebration of Southwest pioneer heritage is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2-3, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces, with two days of cowboy demonstrations, chuckwagon cooking, children's activities, mounted shooting, the 3rd annual CASI Chili Cook-Off, cowboy music, pony rides, gunfight re-enactments, and food and craft vendors. Admission: $5 per person; age 4 and younger free. Information: (575) 522-4100 or
  Mechanical bull and mini-train rides are $3 each, and pony rides are $5.
  A new program is “Old West Melodramas” taking place in the museum’s Theater twice each day. Skits include “Evil Banker,” “Frontier Mortician,” “Pecos Bill and a Matter of Mistaken Identity,” and “Billy the Kid.”
  Also highlighted this year are two horseshoeing demonstrations each day. Chuckwagon cooking will be increased with an addition of a second chuck wagon added, the Lonely Goat Ranch near Roswell.
  Parade of Breeds is twice each day, with cowboy mounted shooting in the Roping Arena with a morning and afternoon session each day. The Back Country Horsemen of America’s local chapter will also be on hand.
  Sheep to Shawl program begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the shearing of one of the museum’s Debouillet sheep. The wool will be carded, and then spun by several demonstrators. A weaver or knitter will then use the yarn from the wool to create a shawl that will be raffled. The entire process should take about six hours and the activity will take place inside the Sheep & Goat Barn.
  Performers include Old West Thunder gunfight re-enactment at noon, Enchantment Historical Production’s “The American Fashion Show,” cowboy musical performers Kenny Arroyos, Voz Vaqueros, the Ramblin’ Rangers, and Tom Foster Morris & Friends. Author appearances Ollie Reed, Carol Potenza, and Jim Jones of the Western Writers of America.
  Cowboy Days CASI Chili Cook-Off tasting is from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday (or until the chili runs out). Sampling: $5.

Dr. Seuss Day — Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. hosts a family day 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2 celebrating Dr. Seuss, with breakfast (including green eggs and ham) and various activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Tickets: $10 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or

Rockhound Roundup — The 54th annual roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 7-10, at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Deming. The roundup, sponsored by the Deming Gem & Mineral Society, includes market vendors, jewelry, drawings and raffles. Field trips lead at 8 a.m. each day. Silent auction is 6:30 p.m. Friday, with live auction at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission and parking is free; raffle tickets $1 or 6 for $5. Information: (575) 544-9019, the, or
  From El Paso, take I-10 west to Exit 85.

Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The postage stamp show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, with stamp dealers, door prizes, free stamps for junior stamp collectors, exhibitions and more. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 202-1937 or

T or C Brewery Tours — Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, hosts free St. Paddy’s Day Brewery Tours at 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, March 16-17. Tour the production facilities with head brewer John Masterson. Information: (575) 297-0289,, or on Facebook.
  An addition brewery tour is 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, during the monthly Art Hop.

Drag Show — NMSU’s LGBT+ Programs hosts its annual Drag Show at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Corbett Ballroom as part of its Pride Season. The spring break show is hosted by national pageant queen Gabriella Stratton Galore, and features national stars Eva Alicia Jane, Sabrina Caprice Heartt, and local and student performers with music by DJ Beach Blast. All Pride Season events are presented in conjunction with ASNMSU and are free and open to the public. Information on Facebook at NMSUNews.
  Upcoming events:
• Writer and performer Kai Davis presents her poetry at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Corbett Center’s west ballroom.
• A screening of the documentary “Susanne Bartsch: On Top” is 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Creative Media Institute in Milton Hall. The film is about one of the most influential figures in the New York club scene who helped to usher in drag and high fashion, and who helped to bring the national spotlight to the fight against AIDS.

Las Cruces Game Convention — Las Cruces Game Knights’ 7th annual Las Cruces Game Convention is 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 29-30, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University, with a cosplay contest, a ramen eating contest, canned food and charity donation drive, martial arts demonstration, gaming opportunities and tournaments, vendors, special guests, and more. Special guest will be Eric Wile, of the popular EverQuest game series. Tickets: $15 in advance (eventbrite) for both days; $25 at the door. Tickets for Saturday only: $20.Veterans, firefighters, police officers, and active military attend at no cost. Attendees encouraged to bring canned foods for a drive to benefit the Gospel Rescue Mission. Information: (575) 621-3858, or
  Video game tournaments include DragonBall Fighter Z, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  Cosplay contest features several categories including games, anime, television, kids, comics, fantasy, group costumes, heroes and villains, sci-fi, and miscellaneous, and original characters.

West Texas


Bazaars and Fairs

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3,, or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
  Yoga classes are 9 to 10 a.m. every week. Cost: $10; bring a mat.

The Twilight Zone of Artistry Art Show — Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the art show and market 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 15, at German Pub 9530 Viscount, with a vast array of the strange and unusual from art, performances and eats. Admission is free; all ages welcome and pet friendly. All contests are free and open to everyone, including kids. Information: 630-4867 or

Bellas Artes Artisan Market — The artisan show is Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, on the historic Mesilla Plaza in Mesilla, N.M. Information: or

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts for their 11th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month March through November in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with arts and crafts, music, reenactments, food and more. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or
  This season’s kickoff event on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) includes a car show 3 to 7 p.m., new Farmer’s Market starting at 10 a.m., and live music from Mestizo Band 4 to 8 p.m.

German Spring Bazaar — The German Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss hosts its 16th annual spring bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the former Oktoberfest Building, Building 747 on Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Hobby craftsmen and women will display various goods, including items for Easter. There will also be German specialties like bratwurst, waffles and German cakes and pastries, German beer, coffee and soft drinks. Admission is free. Information: 201-5939, 201-5942 or
  All proceeds help the center’s “Aid for the Needy” charity benefiting projects on both sides of the border.

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

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

Punk Rock Flea Market — 5 to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of the month, 100 Pitt Street (in front of Whole Foods). Information: 478-9971, or on Facebook.

Tierra de Vida Community Farm — La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan’s farmer’s market events are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, at Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas Avenue. Information: Information: 217-1126.

Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.

Something for everyone

Good2Know classes — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia, Suite D, hosts free classes on selected Saturdays. Information: 562-7660 or
March 2: Mind Over Mouth — Practices of Mindful Eating with Sofia M.
March 9: Chair Yoga — Yoga for all levels with Deb Grado.

Cars and Coffee — The Substation, 145 E. Sunset, hosts it monthly meetup for car lovers 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Coffee available at 2Ten Coffee Roasters. Information: or on Facebook at SubstationEP.

LULAC Women’s Forum — LULAC District IV hosts its annual conference 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Hilton Garden Inn, 111 W. University (next to UTEP), featuring talks on immigration, law enforcement, education, healing herbs, ancestors and spirituality, along with a fashion and hair show, and vendors. Registration: $30 (includes lunch). Information: Rebeca Bustamante, 422-4115; Chris Fraga, 999-2743; Ruth Ramirez, 252-3917 or Mary Yanez, 329-1967.
  A dropoff box will collect toiletries, including shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, etc., to be donated to Annunciation House to help immigrants.

Texas Transit Association Roadeo — Sun Metro hosts the transit skills competition 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Sun Metro Transit Operations Center, 10151 Montana. Project Amistad is seeking volunteers to serve as judges, timekeepers, score recorders, runners, check in stations, and other assignments. Those interested by call Alicia Trejo 298-1104 or register at

UTEP’s César Chávez Commemoration — Event celebrating César Chaveaz are hosted in March and April. Schedule: 747-5462 or

EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th annual spring festival of performing, visual and literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lectures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso Community College through May. Most events are free, some may have nominal admission fee. Information: or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
  Senior Art Exhibit runs March 27-April 8, in the Administrative Service Center Boardroom. Reception is 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 8. Information: 831-7803.
  “In the Mind of a Millennial: 2019 EPCC Student All Media Exhibition,” runs April 11-26. Campus to be determined. Information: 831-2410.
• “Do It With Rhythm, Read with Dr. Seuss” is Monday through Friday, March 4-8, at the Jenna Welch & Laura Bush Community Library Multipurpose Room on the Northwest Campus, 6701 S. Desert. Information: 831-8886.
• The EP Clarinet Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Administrative Service Center Boardroom, 9050 Viscount. Information: 831-2361
• EPCC Music guest artist Dr. Alison Edwards performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Trinity First Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa. Information: 831-2361.
• Children’s College Dance Recital is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, in the ASC Auditorium. Information: 831-2089.
• Cultural Diversity on Screen and in Books, is 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, in Rio Grande Campus A119-121, 100 W. Rio Grande. Information: 831-4523.
• Power and Light Press presents “Letterpress 101” 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Northwest Library Multipurpose Room. Information: 831-8914.
• EPCC Music Society’s Student Ensembles Concert is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the ASC Boardroom. Information: 831-2361.
• “The Marriage of Arts and Sciences workshop with Cory Galin Hinesly-McGill, a “Chemical Engineer, Self-proclaimed Wizard, and Music Maker,” is 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Valle Verde Campus B240, 919 Hunter. Information: 525-4080.
• Spring Arts Festival Open House is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Valle Verde A Building, First Floor. Information: 831-2220.
• Grand Gallery of Senior Art and Music Extravaganza is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex. Information: 831-7803. • EPCC Faculty Grand Concert is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. Information: 831-2361.
• Reading Chaucer in Middle English is 1 to 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Valle Verde Campus Room A2126. Information: 831-2254.
• Spring EPCC Mariachi and Ballet Folklorico Gala is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the ASC Building A Boardroom. Information: (575) 650-3200.
• “Alfredo Corchado: from EPCC Borderlands Editor to Renowned Author and International Journalist,” is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northwest Campus Library, and 5:30 to 7 p.m. at El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, Thursday, April 18. Information: 831-8886.
• Fiction and the Border is noon to 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, in Rio Grande Campus A119. Information: 831-4083.
• “Cold Hands, Warm Heart,” presentation is 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Northwest Library Multipurpose Room. Information: 831-8901
• Chrysalis Release Party, is 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at El Paso Public Library Main Branch Maud Sullivan Gallery, 501 N. Oregon. Information: 831-2724.
• EPCC’s Poetry Slam, is 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 26, in the Valle Verde Amphitheater. Information: 549-2662.
• “Cutting Edge Discoveries in Cannabis,” a discussion with Cory Galin Hinesly-McGill, information technology engineer, is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, and 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 29-30, at Valle Verde Campus, B240. Information: 525-4080.
• EPCC Spring Chorus Concert is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at ASC Building A Boardroom. Information: 831-2361.
• EPCC 9th Annual Tejano Film Festival, is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 Montecillo. Information: 831-2844.
• EPCC Dance Goes on Tour Wednesday, May 8, at UTEP Fox Fine Arts; Friday, May 10, at Canutillo High School; Thursday, May 16, at Irvin High School; and Friday, May 17, at Americas High School. Call for times: 831-3237.
• Spring Music Student Showcase is 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at ASC Building B Foyer. Information: 831-2361.
• Dance Spring Concert is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Information: 831-3237.
• Rio Grande Concert Series is 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Information: 831-3396.

Mental Health Training — City of Las Cruces Mayor’s Suicide Prevention Task Force will conduct a certification training on Mental Health First Aid 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, March 6 and 13, in the Thomas Branigan Library Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho. Both sessions must be completed to receive certification. Participants must be 18 years or older to register. Request registration form from Lori Garcia-Palacios: (575) 541-2459 or
  Topic include Mental Health First Aid, Understanding Depression, Non-suicidal Self-Injury, Non-Crisis First Aid for Depression and Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Understanding Disorders in which Psychosis may occur and other issues.

‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ — The Women’s Business Border Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the 15th annual Women’s Business Symposium 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 Thursday, March 7, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Women can make connections with other female business owners and leaders, learn from each other’s best practices. Early bird admission: $95 all-day pass ($85 EPHCC members, students and military). Information: 566-4066 or
  Speakers include Kathy McShane (Office of Women’s Business Ownership), Carolina Jannicelli (JPMorgan), Alice Rodriguez (JPMorgan Chase & Co.), Yanela Frias (Prudential Retirement) and Carly Sanchez (Wells Fargo).
  Sessions include Women in Economic Development, Mother and Daughter Business Teams, Running an Empire, and Women in Healthcare. Other highlights include a pamper room, make-up touch ups, retail displays, hair blowouts, professional headshots, grab bags and other prizes.

International Women’s Day — General Casimir Pulaski Society of El Paso hosts its 3rd annual International Women’s Day event, “Better the balance, better the world“ 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor. This year’s special guest is UTEP President Diana Natalicio. Proceeds benefit El Paso Pro-Musica. Tickets: $75; sponsorships available. Information: 449-1314 or
  Keynote speaker is First Lady of El Paso, Adair Margo. She served as chairwoman of the U.S. President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President George W. Bush and the Order of the Aztec Eagle medal, Mexico’s highest award for a noncitizen, for strengthening international relations through the arts.

‘Caffeine and Octane’ Cruise-ins — Southwest Classic Car Club and the Coyote Cobras host their monthly cruise-ins beginning at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month (March 9) in the parking lot of Western Beverages, 6104 N. Mesa. Admission is free. Information: 584-8261 or

Children’s Disabilities symposium — The Children’s Disabilities Information Coalition’s 30th annual symposium, “30 Years of Motivation in Motion,” is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Region 19 Multipurpose Center, 11670 Chito Samaniego. Professionals, experts in the field, parents and family members of children with special needs can learn and discuss the latest information about children’s disabilities. Registration (through March 1): $15 parents of children with disabilities; $10 UTEP and EPCC students; $10 students/youth with disabilities; $30 professionals. No child care available; do not bring children. Information, registration: 217-2747, or on Facebook at CDICelpaso. In person registration at 1101 E. Schuster.
  Keynote speaker is Maria del Carmen Ramirez, who have championed the rights of people with disabilities since 1982. Her son was born with Down Syndrome.

Women’s History Month Conference — The annual conference Monday and Tuesday, March 11-12 at the UTEP Student Union East Building. The Women’s History Month Conference is a venue for dialogue about women's issues and activism through scholarly work. Participation is free; registration required at Information: 747-5200.

Business Boot Camp — The City of Las Cruces invites business owners and operators to a Business Boot Camp 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at La Posta de Mesilla, 2410 Calle De San Albino in Mesilla. Keynote speaker is David Wilson, managing partner of Wilson Binkley Advertising and Marketing, who will talk on “The Transition from Traditional Marketing to the Digital World.” Participation is free; space limited to first 45 business owners and/or operators who RSVP. Information: (575) 541-2140 or

Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence applications — The Better Business Bureau Paso del Norte is launching its new BBB Awards for Excellence, to recognize businesses, organizations and employees in the Paso del Norte region that are positive examples in areas that mirror the core values of the BBB and demonstrate the highest standards of business ethics and practices. Those interested in nominated a business or employee may do so by submitting a 500 words or less essay or a short 2-minute video about why the business or employee should win the award(s) at Information: 577-0191.
  Nominations accepted through March 15, with applications due by March 31.
  Winners announced at the BBB Awards for Excellence luncheon on Wednesday, May 22.

Taoist Longevity Breathing Seminar — Center for Internal Arts, 5757 Montoya Drive, hosts a seminar on the mechanics of breathing for health and energy l9 a.m. to noon Sundays March 17-April 7. These practices are also an introduction to Taoist meditation, and are used in arts such as Tai Chi. Cost: $160 for all sessions. Information, registration: Steve Barowsky, 584-4730, or

‘Recycle Right, El Paso’ Contest — City of El Paso Environmental Services Department hosts its 2019 “Recycle Right, El Paso” public service announcement video contest for local high school students. Interested students create a 30-second PSA video with the theme “Recycle Right, El Paso.” Contest is free to enter; entries must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, March 22 to Jessica Chrisman, 7968 San Paulo.
  Rules application packets available at Recycling information:
First, second, and third place winners will receive trophies and have their PSA televised on CITY-TV, the City’s government broadcast cable channel. Winning videos will also be streamed on all of the City’s social media platforms (YouTube, Facebook and Twitter).

Star Wars: Hour of Code — Fab Lab El Paso 601 N. Oregon St. Suite 2, invites the public to learn to program droids, and create their own Star Wars game 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, Participants should bring their own laptop; all levels welcome; suitable for age 5 and older. Tutorials and other resources available. Snacks and drinks provided. Tickets are free; but RSVP required at

Lifeguard Training — The City of Las Cruces will host two American Red Cross lifeguard training workshops for people 16 years and older interested in practicing their skills for the Lifeguard Training Program pre-tests are at Frenger Pool, 800 Parkview. Participants must pass pre-test to participate in program. Class cost: $200, plus $10 for pocket mask. Information: (575) 541-2782.
  Candidates 17 years old and younger must have parent or guardian sign Parent Consent Form prior to participation.
  Session II is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 25-28, with pre-test 3:30 to 5:50 p.m. Friday, March 22.

Internship & Part-time Job Fair — UTEP’s University Career Center hosts a job fair for UTEP students 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Tomás Rivera Conference Center, Student Union East, third floor. Information: 747-7408,
  Employers interested in participating may sign up through March 22 at

Data Entry volunteers — The Arc of El Paso, a non-profit organization serving people with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD), seeks volunteers to assist with data entry work a few hours per week in February and March. Hours are flexible. To volunteer, contact Tom at 494-0596. Information: 564-4978,, or on Facebook.
  The Arc seeks to offer opportunities for full-inclusion and active participation in all aspects of society.

Free tax preparation — AARP Foundation offers free tax preparation for individuals with low or moderate income through April 12 at selected El Paso Parks and Recreation Senior Centers. Tax returns done by appointment only; call the Senior Center in advance to set up an appointment at location desired.
• Grandview Senior Center, 3134 Jefferson, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Information: 566-1217
• Hilos de Plata Senior Center, 4451 Delta, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Information: 533-3207.
• Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Information: 581-9525
• Eastside Senior Center, 3200 Fierro, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Information: 591-4292.
• Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Information: 581-5182.

Free Tax Services — United Way of El Paso County (UWEPC) offers tax return services for individuals and families with household incomes of $66,000 or less to file for free through MyFreeTaxes through April 15. Most users complete their taxes under one hour and it can be completed by phone, tablet, or computer. Information:
  Taxpayers needing one-to-one assistance can also visit a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site to access IRS-certified volunteers who can prepare basic returns for families or individuals with an annual household income of $54,000 or less. Final tax preparation day is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Full list of sites available at
  Families in the Canutillo area can visit the VITA site located at the Canutillo High School Library, 6675 S. Desert, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through April 3 (except. Feb. 27, March 13 and 20).

Geeks Who Drink — The homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK, host quiz nights at various locations in El Paso. Themed quizzes also held periodically. Participation is free for most events. Information, registration:
  Schedule subject to change:
• Glass Half Full Tap Room at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 E. Montecillo, 5 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Tuesdays
• Happy’s Barley & Vine, 7 p.m. Mondays.
• Joe Vinny & Bronson’s Bohemian Cafe, 8 p.m. Mondays.
• Border City Ale House, 1506 Lee Trevino, and Craft & Social, 305 E Franklin, 8 p.m. Thursday
• Thunderbird Taproom at Whole Foods, 100 Pitt, 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive, between Robinson and Wheeling, free of traffic from 7 a.m. to noon Sundays. Scenic Sundays give people the opportunity to walk, run, bike, or skateboard along Scenic Drive, and offers views of El Paso and Juárez, Mexico. Dogs on leash permitted. Admission is free; road closed to car traffic at this time. Information: 541-4416 or

‘Game of Thrones’ at the Zoo — Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones can watch the final season at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano Sundays, April 14-May 19. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $45 for all six episodes (through March 3); includes commemorative wine glass or beer mug, and a stadium cushion. Admission for individual episodes is $10. Age 18 and older only. Information: 212-0966,, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
  Pre- and post-show events planned may include Game of Thrones Bingo, animal encounters, music, trivia, photo booth and more.

Project Amistad volunteers — The VISTA Department at Project Amistad seeks volunteers to help with various programs. Volunteers must undergo criminal background check and orientation. Information, requirements: Robert or Alicia at 298-1104 or
• Guardianship Department volunteers are always needed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. selected days at 3210 Dyer.
• Companionship Program volunteers needed to visit clients in group homes to perform various tasks 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  Project Amistad serves as the court-appointed guardian of over 350 wards in El Paso County.

Bridge leagues — Duplicate bridge events are hosted at Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, 2216 East Yandell. Admission: $6. Information: 544-6565 or Managers: Peggy Craig, 581-0371 or Jack Neumann, 204-8897.

Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas hosts free programs at 3 p.m. selected Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Memorial Branch, 3200 Copper. Information: (703) 434-1196 or

El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune Disease Support Group — The support group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month (March 19) on the campus of Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Paul Foster Education Building, Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic (on left). Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989,

El Paso Lupus Support Group — The support group for any individual interested in learning more about lupus meets 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month (March 2) at Life Church’s Community Room, 1580 Joe Battle. Admission is free; friends and family welcome. Information: 319-9427 or on Facebook at KnowLupusElPaso.

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

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

Mustard Seed Community Café — The faith-based, pay-what-you-can café is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at Westside Community Church, 201 Sunset. Information: 440-SEED (7333), or on Facebook.

Pranic Healing — L.I.G.H.T. (Lotus Integrated Group for Health and Transformation) hosts Pranic healing Clinics 3 to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at Unity Church, 1420 Alabama (at Gold). Clinic includes an overview of Pranic Healing, followed by Twin Hearts Meditation. Donations welcome. Information: 449-0619 or
  Pranic healing is a non-touch form of energy healing.
  Additional Clinics:
• 3 to 5 p.m. every third Sunday of the month at Las Cruces Reclaim Wellness, 1355 California, in Las Cruces.
• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Veterans One Stop, 9565 Diana.
  Meditation on the Twin Hearts is also offered at 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at Unity Church, and 10 to 11 a.m. every third Thursday of the month at Veterans One Stop. Donations welcome.

For a good cause

Power of the Purse — The Women’s Fund of El Paso annual event is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 1, at EPIC Railyard Event Center, 2201 E. Mills, with shopping at the event’s Mercado, and a silent auction. Auction includes a Louis Vuitton handbag valued at $31,000. Tickets: $50 ( or text “purse” to (915) 800-2944. Information: 218-2610 or
  Women’s Fund of El Paso was established in 2004 to connect women with resources available in the community and offer educational advancement and leadership development opportunities for their economic advancement.

Noche Mexicana — Lienzo Charro Los Castro, 7530 Damian in Canutillo, will host a presentation by singer Rosy Arango, benefiting Deporte Nacional La Charreria at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, with an exhibition of artisanal Mexican clothes. Tickets: $50 ($500 tables). Information: 320-7307.

Arte Con Corazon — El Paso Human Services Inc.’s art auction to benefit former foster youth is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at El Paso International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with works from some of El Paso’s top artists. Admission: $10. Information: 534-7227 or

Las Cruces Symphony Gala — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra’s annual Spring Fundraiser Gala, “It’s a Jazzy World!” is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, with cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Tickets: $50; available at Information: (575) 646-3709.

‘100 Helping Hands, Linked to Halt Human Trafficking’ – El Paso Chapter, The Links Inc. will host a luncheon focused on bringing further awareness to the issue of human trafficking with at noon Thursday, March 21, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway, with guest speakers Dr. Stephany Powell, Executive Director of Journey Out, and Angelica Gomez, survivor. Music provided by Pro Musica. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $100; (portion of proceeds donated to El Paso Center for Children, portion of cost is tax deductible). Available at Sponsorship information:

Sunland Derby Gala — Country music artist Jack Ingram performs for “Denim and Diamonds” event at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino’s 16th annual gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Turf Club. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Events begin with a silent auction and celebrity meet and greet. Tickets information, RSVP: 544-1799 or
  The running of the Sunland Derby and The Oaks (for fillies) is Sunday, March 24.

Woman’s Club Spring Celebration — The benefit spring luncheon is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Woman’s Club, 1400 N. Mesa, with a catered luncheon by Panda Express, a performance by Eastwood Knolls International School students on celebrating Chinese New Year, and silent and Chinese auctions. Tickets (through March 13): $40 (includes two chances for Chinese auction). Information: 532-6131.
  All proceeds will go toward restoration of the 103-year-old building, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk —
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s fundraising 5K walk is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood. The family-oriented celebration includes various activities, games and food to raise awareness and donations to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check-in at 9 a.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and walkers are encouraged to form a team online and raise money for the cause. Information: Register at

Stroll for Epilepsy — The leisurely family walk to raise awareness of epilepsy is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Walk kicks off with a rally. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; stroll begins at 9 a.m. Participants asked to raise at least $25 for the cause. Participation is free; donations accepted. Information: (888) 548-9716, or
  The Stroll For Epilepsy is a family-friendly walk, reunion and rally that raises dollars and awareness for Epilepsy Foundation Texas’ programs and services such as camps, medical clinics, and education.

Women’s Hall of Fame — The El Paso Commission for Women’s annual Hall of Fame induction banquet and ceremonies are noon Saturday, March 30, at El Paso Community Center Administrative Services Center, Building A, 9050 Viscount. Proceeds benefit scholarships for women graduating from high school in El Paso. Ticket information:

March Madness symphony fundraiser — The 22nd annual fundraiser benefiting the El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and outreach programs is Monday, April 8, at the El Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship finals on several wide-screen televisions. Games begin about 7 p.m., pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets to be announced. Information, reservations: 532-3776 or
  The annual March Madness Golf Tournament is 1 p.m.; registration at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m.

Fort Bliss

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

Pot O’ Gold Bingo — The Centennial at Fort Bliss hosts $1,000 golden dollar bingo events 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays, March 2 and 9, and Wednesdays, March 6 and 13. Bingo bliss is every Wednesday and Saturday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Paper packs start at $15 on Wednesdays and $20 on Saturdays. Open to all valid DoD ID card holders 18 and older, and guests. Information: 744-8427.
  The winning name will be drawn during St. Patty’s night Bingo Saturday, March 16 at the Centennial Club; must be present to win.

Non-Commissioned Officers’ Wives Club — The club meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month (March 5) at the Trading Post (former commissary), 1717 Marshall Road, at Fort Bliss. Social time starts at 9:30, lunch meeting and potluck at 10 a.m. Information: 751-2132 (Leave message with #) or

Army Warrior Trials — Wounded Warrior athletes will compete in adaptive sports, March 7-15, at different Fort Bliss MWR physical fitness centers. The public is invited to come and support the competitors. Information, schedule: 744-1532.

St. Paddy’s Day 5K — The 5K race is 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Monti Warrior Zone together with the Sports, Fitness & Aquatics on Fort Bliss, followed by sand volleyball, 3 on 3 basketball and corn hole. Cost: $25 ($50 VIP). Information: 741-3000 or 744-5785. Register at or at Stout, Milam & Soto PFCs through March 14. Late registration starts at 2 p.m. day of race; with addition $10 fee.

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

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

Friday at The Fireplace — Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featuring local performers 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays at the outdoor fireplace followed by DJ music. Information: 564-5311 or

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

Club news

L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and language. Information: 246-3810, 585-1789, or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
  French classes-Spring 2019 sessions for children and adults are held (based on enrollment) at University Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler. Information: 346-3810 or 585-1789.
  Fred Pichon, Denver Artist and Art Historian will speak on “Eugene Delacroix: Orientalism and Revolutions” at 4 p.m. Friday, March 1, at UTEP’s Quinn Hall 212, and on “The Invention of Light: Claude Monet and the Impressionists” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. Both presentations are free and open to the public.
  Mardi Gras celebration is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2. at University Presbyterian Church. Reservations: 585-1789,,
  Two free French language movie screenings are Saturday, March 30, at the El Paso International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana.
• 1 p.m. “Minga et la Cuillère Cassée” (recommended for ages 7-12)
• 3 p.m. “Le Brio” (recommended for age 16 and older).
The Alliance’s 55th anniversary celebration is planned for Saturday, May 11. Details to be announced.

Germania Club — The Germania Club of El Paso’s annual Mardi Gras event is noon Sunday, March 3, at Underwood Golf Course 3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss. Cost: $15 (by Feb. 25). Information, reservations: 755-5471.

Westside Welcome Club — Information:
  The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Mas y Menos, 1035 Belvidere, Suite 300.
  The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Speaker is Janiece Ward, the “Hummingbird Lady.” Cost for lunch: $22 (for vegetarian options, indicate with reservation). Send check by March 8 to WWC, PO Box 13167, 79913, or bring to monthly coffee.
  The social and charitable nonprofit club was established 40 years ago to welcome women to the El Paso community. Open to both newcomers and longtime residents.

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

El Paso Christian Women’s Connection — The group hosts its March luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at El Paso Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway (use south entrance), with a speaker from Alzheimer's Association; as well as a special feature and arts & crafts. Reservation deadline is March 15. Cost: $15 (cash only). Reservations: 449-3349.

Woman’s Department GEPCC coffee — Woman’s Department Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Coffee is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at El Paso Chamber Building, 10 Civic Center Place. Parking at the Convention Center. Information: 755-6192.
  The Woman’s Department, formed nearly a century ago, was the first such group in the U.S.

Club Friendship — The club meets 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Program is “Teresa Urrea, Curandera, Faith Healer and Mexican Revolutionist” by Esther Sanchez. Cost: $10, includes lunch. Open to the public. RSVP by Friday, March 22: 591-2326.

Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting things to do and see in and around El Paso. Information:
  The monthly luncheon meetings are usually the fourth Tuesday or the month.

El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — Monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (March 14) at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at Titanic). The nonprofit organization promotes quilting among interested persons, and brings the beginner, experienced, quilters together for various events and projects. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Ages 18 and older welcome. Information:

International Coin Club — El Paso’s only coin club meets at 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with presentations and auction to follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission free for first-time visitors. Information: 533-6001, 241-6977 or on Facebook.

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

Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday (March 9) of the month, at University Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. Program presented at 11 a.m. after the meeting; topic to be announced. Anyone age 18 or older interested in quilting is welcome; no experience needed. Information:

PEEP Learning Lab — Photography Enthusiasts of El Paso hosts workshops 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Wednesday every other month at 500 W. Paisano, Second floor meeting room Cost: $5 per workshop (free for PEEP members). Light refreshments served. Payment at the door or at

Toastmasters clubs — The clubs develop professional leadership and communications skills in a supportive setting with colleagues. Guests always welcome. Information:
• Amigo Club meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, 2000 Transmountain, first floor conference room.
• Eastside Toastmasters — Weekly meetings are 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, at Pebble Hills Regional Command, 10780 Pebble Hills. Information: Mike, (469) 426-7120.

Area attractions

El Paso Streetcars — The restored streetcars run daily on two connected loop routes, covering a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  Fares: $1.50 ($3.50 day pass); $1 military and ages 6-18; 30 cents for seniors and disabled with Sun Metro ID.
  Information: 212-3333, or on Facebook.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or
  The 60th season of live racing runs through May 5, with post time at 12:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

Western Playland — The amusement park is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not included): $22.60 42 inches or taller or $16.97 juniors 34 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission. Individual ride tickets are $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information: (575) 589-3410, or on Facebook.
  March and April hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays; also open 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 19-23 for spring break, Friday, April 19 on Easter weekend.

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

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

Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The new tasting room, which includes wine and craft beer, is at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. (La Union area at NM 28 and S. Vinton Road). Open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The room also features the region’s only yarn shop and local alpaca products. Live music featured 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Information: (915) 494-7248.

Spaceport America Visitor Center — 301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
  Tours to Spaceport America depart promptly at 9 a.m. Saturdays returning at 1 p.m. Tour cost: $49.99 ($29.99 age 18 and younger). Information, group reservations: 1-844-7-2SPACE. Discounted admission rates online at
  An Open House Fly-in of Spaceport America is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, to kick off the 2019 Las Cruces Space Festival.

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

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

San Elizario Historic District — The district at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041, 594-8424 or
  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.

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.

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
  A pre-Mardi Gras party with live music, prizes, wine and beer is noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2.

La Viña Winery — 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.

Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort is open during ski season and begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Cost is $84 for adults, $77 children and senior, $71 military. Minimum age is 10; height and weight limits also apply. Reservations required. Information: (575) 464-3633 or
  The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider, open year-round, which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages 10-13 and 60-plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day pass.

McDonald Observatory — The University of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas. Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Information: (432) 426-4138.
  The observatory offers daytime tours and solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The popular stargazing events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  Reservations required for all programs. See website for prices, schedule:
  To get there: Observatory is 185 miles from El Paso. Take Highway 118 from I-10 south at Kent for a 39-mile drive to observatory. The observatory and Fort Davis are on Central Time.

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

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

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

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

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

So. New Mexico day trips

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

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.

Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at
• Comedian Mike Salazar presents his “X Tour” at 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. Tickets: 405-745 pesos.
• Festival de Baile y Tracion begins at noon Sunday, March 3, featuring children’s and young adult dance groups. Admission: 71 pesos.
• The musical “Cats” is at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Tickets: 450-1,450 pesos.
• Bolshoi Ballet de Bielorusia presents “La Bella Durmiente” (Sleeping Beauty) at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Tickets: 405-805 pesos.
• The woman’s comedy “Divinas” is at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 8. Tickets: 405-920 pesos.
• The men’s comedy, “Soltero, Casado, Viudo y Divorciado,” is at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. Tickets: 290-635 pesos.
• The children’s show, “Mi Amigo el Dragón,” is at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Tickets: 175-460 pesos.

Magno Discotheque — Montes de Oca 339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458. Advance tickets at The adult comedy show “La Semesienta” is performed at 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Tickets: 290, 520 and 745 pesos.

Juárez Centauros — The new Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional team is one of eight teams in the new American football semi-professional league. Games are played at CAMPO DON GUILLERMO CHOCUS OLASCOAGA on Calle Ingeniero David Herrera (west of Chamizal Park). Tickets are 65 and 125 pesos (
• 2 p.m. Sunday March 3: Pioneros (Queretaro)
• 1 p.m. Sunday, March 17: Bulldogs(Zapopan, Jalisco)
• 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7: Tequileros (Jalisco)
• 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28: Titanes (Mexico City).

Teatro el Paseo — The theater is in the Centro Comercial El Paseo, Av. Lopez Mateos 2005 (at Carr. Casas Grandes). Information: 267-4626. The children’s musical, “Erase Una Vez,” is at 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Tickets: 175 and 230.

Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance tickets at  Veteran Mexican ranchera singer Lorenzo de Monteclaro performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15. Tickets: 175-432 pesos.

Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av. Vicente Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets at Ha*Ash, an American Latin pop-country duo from Louisiana composed of sisters Hanna Nicole and Ashley Grace, perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Tickets: 460-1,950 pesos.

Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos — Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at
• Caballos Domecq, a horsemanship show featuring 12 horses, begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Tickets: 175 pesos (290 VIP; 60 children).
• Rodeo Adrenalina, with bulls, horses and barrel racing, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Tickets: 175 pesos (230 VIP; 60 children).

Tenampa Brass Band — Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales series presents the Guadalajara instrumental group at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez, playing jazz, funk, blues, pop, hip-hop and Latin, with influences from Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Michael Jackson. Ticket information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez, or

Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. AAA Conquista Total Gira lucha libre-style professional wrestling begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Tickets: 85-835 pesos.

Tecate Supremo — Chamizal Park. The festival begin at noon Saturday, April 6. Headline entertainment to be announced. Admission: 860-1,780 pesos.

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

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.


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