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‘Average Joe’ Dog Show — Miracle League of El Paso hosts its inaugural benefit dog show at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at The Miracle League Field, 7500 W.H. Burges. All breeds (and mixed breeds) welcome, especially lovable mutts, service dogs, therapy dogs, and dogs with disabilities. Check in time is 10 a.m. No outside food or beverages allowed, except dog water. Cost: $20 per dog. Information: Bob Garcia, 309-5766 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Miracle League office, 779-4770 or email@example.com.
Entry forms available at the Miracle League field’s office 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Online forms available at miracleleagueofelpaso.org.
International Food Fair — UTEP Office of Student Life hosts its 2015 fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, on UTEP’s Centennial Plaza, as part of its week-long International Cultural Festival events. Registered student organizations will prepare and sell foods from a variety of cultures and regions, bringing the spirit of internationalism to UTEP through cuisine. Information: 747-5648 or sa.utep.edu/osl.
‘A Christmas Fair’ — The Junior League of El Paso’s 42nd annual holiday shopping fair is Friday through Sunday, Nov. 6-8, at the El Paso Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Sparkle and Shine.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fair brings together about 200 merchants from across the country as well as arts, crafts, live entertainment, music, photos with Santa and more. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors, military, children 6-12; free for children under six) information: 584-3511 or jlep.org.
Preview Party with the Spazmatics is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door.
Sweets with Santa is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Cost is $30 in advance for one children and one adult; $20 each addition child. Admission at the door is $40. Includes sweets, crafts, story time with Santa and photo opportunity.
Story time with Santa is noon and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Complimentary milk and cookies while Santa reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Photos with Santa available each day; $25 per child or $40 per family.
Fur-Festival — Humane Society of El Paso in partnership with El Paso Animal Services, will host the 2nd annual Fur-Festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at 4991 Fred Wilson, with music, vendors, pet contests and food. Friendly pets welcome on leash. Admission is free; parking available next door at Sun Metro. Information: 532-6971 or hselpaso.org.
More than 300 pets of all shapes and sizes will be available for adoption at a special Fur-Festival fee of $40. This adoption fee will include all age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and microchip with registration.
El Maida Circus — The famous Shrine Circus returns Nov. 11-15, at El Paso County Coliseum. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7-$32 (Ticketmaster).
Taste of El Paso — The area’s “ultimate culinary experience” is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at El Paso Convention Center, with samples from 12 premier restaurants, each paired with either a craft beer or wine tasting, and desserts cash bar available 5 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $65 general admission (Ticketmaster).
Participating restaurants: Around the World Catering, Basico Bistro + Café, Garufa Argentinean Restaurant, Hoppy Monk, L & J Café, Makato Sushi, Mesa Street Grill, Nolita’s Corner Bistro, Papa Pita, Pelican’s Steak and Seafood, Tabla and Tutus Burgers.
Desserts provided by Belle Sucre Bakery, the Pastry Chef and the Master’s Place.
Brew at the Zoo II — The El Paso Zoological Society benefit is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, with 12 beer samples, special interactive animal presentations, food trucks, games, and music by FM Junkies, Kilo and The Dew and Jaimielynn Amato. Ages 21 and older only. Last call at 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-$85 (ticketfly.com). Information: epbrewatthezoo.com.
Mesita Fall Carnival — Mesita Elementary School, 3307 N. Mesa, will host its annual carnival noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The event includes booths and games, carnival rides and food. Admission is free; food and ride tickets sold at the door. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turkish Food and Craft Fair — Raindrop Foundation will host its food and craft fair 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Raindrop Turkish House in El Paso, 10767 Gateway West, Suite 610, featuring authentic Turkish food and hand crafts, kids activities and live performances. Admission is free. Information: 328-0098, email@example.com or raindropturkishhouse.org.
FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade — The 79th annual Sun Bowl Parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day), at Montana and Ochoa and proceeds east three miles to Copia. Review stand tickets (near First Baptist Church, 805 Montana): $5; available at all Circle K stores, FirstLight Credit Union branches and the Sun Bowl Office. Information: 533-4416.
The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935, and was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was changed to Thanksgiving Day. The Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community event in the region.
El Paso Mineral & Gem Club Show — The annual mineral, gem, jewelry and bead show is Dec. 4-6 at El Maida Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The show features hundreds of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, silver jewelry, tools and equipment, door prizes, and more. Admission is free. Information: Gem Center USA, 533-7153 or epmgs.com.
Raffle drawings are 4 p.m. Sunday for sapphire necklace, amethyst cathedral, and a string of pearls. Tickets: $5 (3 for $10). Ticketholders do not need to be present to win.
Horizon City Christmas Parade — The Eastlake Lions Club’s Christmas Parade, “Extraordinary Inventions,” is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at Darrington and Ryderwood and heading down Horizon Boulevard to Kenazo and ending at Carrol T. Welch School on McMahon. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Horizon City Christmas Tree Lighting is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, with parade float judging at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item (canned goods, package of rice or beans, gravy mix, etc.) to help the club prepare food baskets. Last year, the club provided 100 turkey food baskets for needy families in Horizon City and Fort Bliss.
Harvest & Halloween
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open through Nov. 8 for its 15th season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Information: 1-888-383-6293 or launionmaze.com. This year’s maze is Bee Themed.
‘Bloody Shakespeare’ — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance student organization, The Playmakers, present a 30-minute journey, part haunted house, part classic theatre, to the darkest corners of Shakespeare’s mind in their Halloween fundraiser at 7 and 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 28-31, at the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre.
Murder, witchcraft, and poetry blend into a ghoulish mix as guests walk from one macabre chamber to the next. Proceeds benefit the student scholarship fund. Admission is minimum donation of $7. Advance ticket available through the main Theatre and Dance office, Fox Fine Arts 371D (cash or check only). Information: 747-5118.
‘Spooky, Slimy and Slithering Science’ —— Insights Science Center, 521 Tays (former Alamo Elementary), will host special activities 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, with a haunted house to scare all the senses, homemade slimy substances and creepy, crawly and slithering creatures.
Admission is $5.50 ($3.50 ages 4-12), with $1 discount for military and family. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: insightselpaso.org, 534-0000 or on Facebook at InsightsElPasoScience Center.
Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House — The haunted house is 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 29-30, and 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 31, at Fort Bliss. This house has been voted scariest in the area in past years. Admission: $5. Information: 588-8247. See BlissMWR on Facebook for more events.
Haunted Halloween Park — Town of Anthony and Southwest Horrorfest present the inaugural Halloween event 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30-31, at Anthony Municipal Park, 100 Richard White in Anthony, Texas, with Halloween decorations, jumping balloons, and different local organization handing out candies to the kids. Costume contests, car shows, haunted house, skate competition, food trucks, art and craft vendors and other concessions. Admission is free. Information: (915) 497-1769.
Movie Night at Rushfair — The Food Truck Circus, 10060 Rushing (Rushfair Shopping Center), presents a family movie night featuring “Ghostbusters” in the big screen beginning at sundown, Friday, Oct. 30. Food trucks, El Paso Ghostbusters and a costume contest also offered. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at foodtruckcircusep.
City Halloween carnivals — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Halloween Happiness throughout the city at area recreation centers are 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The carnivals include family costume contests, jumping balloons and other types of family fun. Admission is free. Information/event list: 544-0753
EPCC Fall Festival — El Paso Community College hosts the family fall festival 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at EPCC’s Valle Verde campus’s Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter, with jumping balloons, costume contest, carnival rides, food and games, and a magician. Activity bracelets: $15 for all rides (individual ride tickets may be purchased). Information: 831-2096.
EPHS Tunnel Tours — EPHS Alumni Association hosts public tours to the basement of the city’s” most haunted high school” 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at El Paso High School, 800 E. Schuster (enter at Room 110). All proceed go to the scholarship fund. Cost: $10 ($5 students); checks and cash only. Bring walking shoes. No handicap access. Information: ephsalum.com.
Hallelujah Harvest Festival — Word of Life Church, 11675 Pratt, hosts the free festival 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The entire family is invited to a night of games, food and candy, a costume contest and door prizes. Information: 855-9673.
HalloweenFest 2015 — Asylum Comics and Cards, 5360 N. Mesa, Suite L-12, will host its Halloween party 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, free Halloween comics (while supplies last), hourly drawings, costume contest at 3:30 p.m. with cash prize up to $150 for first place. Admission is free. Information: 875-8600 or asylumcomicsandcards.com.
Hot dogs and colas (while supplies last), and carnival games for kids begin at 1 p.m.
Kern Place Halloween — The Kern Place Association’s annual Halloween events are Saturday, Oct. 31, at Madeline Park. Details to be announced. Information: Facebook at Kern Place Association.
King’s Kastle Party — The Children’s Ministries at Coronado Baptist Church, 501 Thunderbird, host a Halloween alternative party 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, featuring a non-scary carnival atmosphere with games, candy, cake walk, live entertainment, food and prizes. Non-scary costumes welcome. Admission is free; game tickets offered for a nominal fee. Information: 584-3912, ext. 27 or cbcelp.org.
KLAQ Halloween Parade — The annual parade usually starts at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood, and returns there. The parade is 1.9 miles and lasts about one hour. Prizes will be given for “Rock ’n’ Drive” (combination vehicle/human costume), Best Dressed Pedestrian, Business Costume, and High School Band. No entry fee, but entries must display “KLAQ.” Early arrival strongly encouraged; pre-registration is 10 to 3 p.m. Information: 544-8864 or klaq.com.
Fall Bash — The community cookout and concert, sponsored by Westside Community Church, 201 E Sunset, is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, with, games, candy for kids and free groceries for needy families. Information: 584-0882 or westsidecommunity.org.
Families must register in advance to receive groceries.
Witches Ball — The ball is 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at El Maida Shrine, 6221 Alabama, with live music by El Paso Band and horror rock band Epitaph Romance. Costume contest at 11 p.m. Tickets are $15, include photo, beer and wine, and costume contest entry. Information: 562-1444, elmaida.com or Facebook.
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre maze and pumpkin patch is open for its 2nd season through Nov. 1 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35), with the big corn maze, interactive games, a kiddie maze, rides, food and drinks, pumpkin train rides to pumpkin patch, slide, tire pyramid, rubber duck races, pedal carts, mini pedal carts, and a cow train. This year’s maze theme is the Amazon Rainforest. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. School field trips offered Tuesday through Friday. Admission: $11.09, free for ages 2 and younger). Group rates available. Information: 915-213-4FUN (4386) or elpasocornmaze.com.
An “Old El Paso” offers interactive games that teach about local farming and significant people and events in the area’s history.
‘Terror Trail’ and ‘Zombie Adventure’ — WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401 Anthony, in Canutillo, hosts its two-acre Terror Trail Haunted House opens at 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 7. Ages 10 and older welcome; no costumes may be worn to the trail. Tickets: $15 ($28 combo for trail and Zombie Adventure. Information: 877-FEAR (3327) or texasterrortrail.com.
Also part of the trail is the Task Force ZERO zombie adventure, allowing participants to help control the zombie population. Tickets for zombie adventure only: $12 (trail/zombie adventure combo tickets available).
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open through Nov. 8 for its 15th season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Information: 1-888-383-6293 or launionmaze.com. This year’s maze is Bee Themed.
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Cost: $11 ($9 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $5 for ages 2-5 ($4 military) Free for age one and younger, and seniors 76 and older Group rates available for groups of 20 or more. Open weekdays for scheduled field trips and private parties.
The Maze offers the Big Maze, a kids flower maze, family jumping pillow, big slide, pedal cars, target practice, sports throw, horse walk swing, rubber ducky races, sand box, picnic tables under huge tent and concessions.
Rides to the pumpkin patch, cow train and pig races also offered during daylight hours.
Haunted Maze offered Friday and Saturday nights during October; admission is $7 plus regular paid entry.
Celebrate the last day of the Maze Sunday, Nov. 8, with “Bring Your Dog to the Maze” and “Pumpkin Blast.”
Dia de Los Muertos
Día de los Muertos — The Calavera Coalition hosts its celebration of Day of the Dead at Old Mesilla Plaza with food, music, stories, dancing and piñatas Oct. 30-Nov 1. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Traditional day of the dead altars will be on display. Altars can be to specific persons, groups of people, a cause, or beloved pets. Vendors will feature handmade Day of the Dead-themed gifts. No political campaigning allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 647-2639 or email@example.com.
A candlelight procession to the San Albino Cemetery and back to the plaza for pan de muerto and coffee is 6:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. Meet at the plaza at 6 p.m.
All proceeds from this event are donated to the Community of Hope & Casa de Peregrinos Food Pantry; donations of five canned goods requested for all altar set-ups.
‘Día de los Muertos Cosecha, Maiz y Mitote’ — La Mujer Obrera Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas, celebrate Day of the Dead 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, with traditional foods, a display of altars, artisan goods for sale and a program filled with local artists performing their music, through theater and traditional danzas. Admission is free. Information: 217-1126, mujerobrera.org or on Facebook at mujerobrera.
Performances include “The Chamanas,” Danza Azteca “Omecoatl,” Yo Soy Teatro,” Lucia Carmona, “Ceiba,” Danza Azteca “Tlaneztica,” Christina Gurrola, and “Los Chamukos.”
Concordia Día de Los Muertos — Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the Dead 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (between Boone and Stevens) with a ghost tour, decorated altars, Día de Los Muertos vendors, entertainment and Mojigangas (10 ft. dancing skeleton puppets). Proceeds go toward the restoration and preservation of Concordia Cemetery, a Texas State Historical Cemetery. Tickets: $5 ($1 kids and students 16 and younger; $2 seniors 60 and older and military). Information: 591-2326, 581-7920 or concordiacemetery.org.
Guests may come dressed as Calacas or Catrinas (skeletons).
Día De Los Muertos Catrina Festival & Parade — San Elizario Historic District’s 2nd annual Día de los Muertos Celebration is 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, on the historic plaza and district. Activities include Catrina ballet folklorico, poetry and storytelling, Calavera Pistolero and horse show, Catrina Parade and Contest, Catrina Museum Adventure, car show, strolling Catrina musicians, Charro Calavera, vendors, alters, face painting, ghost tour, live music and more. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.org.
‘Día de los Muertos’ — Altar displays and other Day of the Dead activities are planned Sunday and Monday, Nov. 1-2, throughout Downtown Silver City. with ofrendas, tributes to those gone before, a parade and music, student clothesline exhibit, chalk drawings in the street, mask-making and a community ofrenda. Are galleries, restaurants and other businesses and organizations will join in the event with individual ofrendas, memorial pieces and additional activities. There will be happenings for all ages. Information: (575) 388-5725.
Events begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday with concessions and other vendors, ofrendas, open galleries and special activities from other participating businesses.
Story tellers weave tales 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, followed by parade at 3:30 p.m. beginning at Life Quest with floats, monsoon puppets and music. Mariachi music is 4 to 6 p.m.
On Monday, a procession begins at 4 p.m. led by Azima Forest and will follow a path from ofrenda to ofrenda.
Events are hosted by Silver City Art Association, with the support of Mimbres Region Arts Council, WNMU, Silver City Green Chamber of Commerce and Arts and Cultural District.
La Paz Día De Los Muertos Celebration — La Paz Faith Memorial & Spiritual Center. 1201 N. Piedras, celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones with an English mass at 9 a.m. and a Spanish mass at noon Sunday, Nov. 1, with altars, matachines, mariachis, food and vendors. Admission is free. Information: 564-5348 or lapazfaith.com.
Veterans Day Dance — "Legacy of Valor" and American GI Forum-Paso del Norte’s 5th annual dance “Honoring All Who Served” is 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Crystal Palace Ballroom, 1550 Hawkins, with music by Chuy Flores and Rhapsody Band. Admission: $15; includes beer, set-ups and soft drinks. BYOB and snacks welcome. Information: 255-8877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds provide employment, education, benefits, and business start-up assistance to veterans, active duty military service members and their families.
Veterans Day Parades — Veterans Day originated at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the Allied powers signed a ceasefire agreement with Germany, which brought closure to World War I. Known as Armistice Day, Congress voted the day a federal holiday in 1938.
• The Downtown El Paso parade, “2013: Year of the Veteran,” begins at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The 1.3-mile parade, sponsored by the United American Veterans Organization, starts at Myrtle and Florence streets and circles San Jacinto Plaza. Information: 541-4050.
• The annual Las Cruces Veterans Day parade is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, beginning and ending at Loretto Towne Center. Route follows Church Street past City Hall and back on Hadley Avenue. Information: 621-7002 or lascrucesvetday.org.
San Elizario Veterans Day Celebration — San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society hosts its 19th annual patriotic celebration beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, with a parade from San Elizario Cemetery on Thompson Road to Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of historic San Elceario Church, with school bands, school clubs and organizations, JROTC, military vehicles and active duty soldiers, vintage car clubs, motorcycle clubs, veteran groups and organizations, floats, and more. A patriotic service follows. Grand Marshal is Melanie Martinez. Admission is free. Information: 383-8529 or sanelizariogenealogy.com.
A Veterans Celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. with presentation of the colors by Pledge of Allegiance, POW-MIA table ceremony, lighting of the candles ceremony, presentation of VIPs, patriotic music, and the honoring five veterans for their service. This year’s honorees are veterans, Isabel Soto-Alvidrez, Mike N. Borrego, Jose A. Maese, Abraham J. Grijalva, and Armando F. Parra.
Mesilla Veterans Day — A ceremony honoring the town’s veterans is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Parque de los Veteranos, Avenida de Mesilla and Calle del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116.
Veterans Day Gala — El Paso Area Veterans Organizations’ annual Veterans Day Gala dinner is 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Centennial Club, 1119 Sgt. E. Churchill, at East Fort Bliss. The “Veterans Honoring Veterans” celebration will honor veterans from various wars and conflicts. Dress code is coat and tie for civilians and Army Service Uniform for the military. The public is encouraged to attend. Tickets: $30 ($300 table for 10). Information: 566-2880 or 568-2497.
Southern New MexicoRenaissance Artsfaire — The 44th annual event, sponsored by the Doña Ana Arts Council, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7-8, at “Ye Olde” Young Park, intersection of Walnut and Lohman in Las Cruces. Admission: $6; free for age 12 and younger. No pets except service animals allowed. Information: (575) 523-6403 or las-cruces-arts.org.
The new Artistas del Camino Real introduces features artisans who create and sell works that would have been found in New Mexico during the Renaissance era, such as weaving, drum-making, pottery, retablos, silver work and more. Six invited artists will be demonstrate their art forms and Matachines Guadelupeno dancers perform at 11:30 a.m. each day.
Also new is jousting on horseback twice a day by the Order of Epona from Albuquerque. The new Dragon’s Eye Tavern will offer drafts from local breweries High Desert, Bosque and Pecan Grill, along with St. Clair wines at the park pavilion.
The event features more than 85 artist and artisan booths. Original, handcrafted items include jewelry, pottery and ceramics, photographs, leather goods, paintings and drawings, sculpture, toys, musical instruments, textiles and wood.
Ongoing entertainment offered on the Rio Grande Main Stage, Merry Court of Sherwood Oak, Middle Eastern Village and Children’s Realm. Wines and “Fine Grog” are available for tasting or purchase in the Imperial Libation Garden.
Magellan, the Faire’s dragon and most famous icon, will reside in Young Park lake.
Veterans’ Day Car Show — The 19th annual car show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Veterans Center, 992 S. Broadway, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Antique and classic vehicles will be on display along with a swap meet and concessions. Entry fee for participants is $25 by Oct. 23; $30 on site. Spectator admission is free. Information: (575) 894-4222, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judging starts at 11a:30 a.m.; door prizes start at 1 p.m. and awards at 2 p.m. Trophy Plaques and Dash Plaques will be awarded for People’s Choice and Judge’s Picks.
“Scoop the Loop” event is 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at 201 Main.
Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wines — 7288 U.S. Hwy 54/70 in Alamogordo, N.M., hosts “wine down” events 5:30 to 8 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month with live music, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. Admission: $10; age 21 and older welcome. Information: (575) 434-0035, heartofthedesert.com or on Facebook at New Mexico Pistachios.
• Nov. 11 Singer/songwriter Julia Cozby (Americana classic blues/rock).
• Dec. 9: Singer/keyboardist Susan Kolb.
An Autumn Harvest Wine Dinner is 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12, at Casa de Sueños, in Anthony, featuring a five course meal paired with Heart of the Desert wines. Cost: $75. Reservations: (575) 585-3494.
Holiday at the ranch is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, on the patio, with ornament making, photos with Santa, and store specials. Cost: $5.
Christmas Jubilee — The annual Ruidoso shopping extravaganza is Friday through Sunday, Nov. 13-15, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, with more than 80 merchants, a food court, holiday music and decor. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by the Ruidoso Valley Greeters. Admission: $1 (free for active duty military and children under 12). Information: (575) 336-2542 or ruidosochristmasjubilee.net.
Storytelling and visits with Santa are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
HomeGrown — The 2nd annual New Mexico Food Show and Gift Market is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21-22, at the NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Food items offered for sampling and purchasing include salsas, pies, cookies, sauces, honey, fresh produce, jerky, candy, cheese, tortillas, wine and more. There will also be crafts, cooking demonstrations, and book signings. Cost: $5 per vehicle for first 100 vehicles each day; includes free burlap shopping bag.
’Toys For Kids’ Parade — The Las Cruces Motorcyclists’ 35th annual toy drive parade begins at noon Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Mesilla Valley Mall and ending at the Las Cruces Convention Center at the corner of University and El Paseo. Toys will be given to children in the Tresco Tots Program. Registration is 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Mesilla Valley Mall.
Bike show, live music, door prizes, grand prize drawing, raffles, a silent auction, vendors and more follow at Convention Center. Fee: $10, plus $7 or more new toy donation (fee includes meal and two beverages). Information, registration: (575) 527-7552, (575) 523-1061, (575) 527-4930 or toysforkids-lc.org.
Non-participants may donate toys at Tresco Tots, 2325 E. Nevada through Nov. 22.
Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade — The 25th annual Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade, “The Light of Christmas,” begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, in the historic Downtown district. Information: (575) 534-1700.
The parade begins at the Grant County Courthouse, travels east on Broadway Street and turns north onto Bullard Street. The parade includes motorized floats, wagons or carts, lighted cars and bicycles, walking and other entries.
New Mexico Tamale Fiesta y Mas — The 4th annual fiesta in Historic Downtown Silver City is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, hosted by the Southwest New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, with tamale and craft vendors and other traditional Christmas and Borderland favorites such as capirotada, bizcochos, Mexican hot chocolate and red-chile kettle corn. Information: (575) 538-1337 or tamalfiestaymas.org.
Christmas on the Pecos — One of America’s top holiday traditions, the boat tour along the Pecos River runs Nov. 27-Dec. 31 in Carlsbad, N.M. The 22nd annual event showcases the winter wonderland of more than 100 festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours are offered nightly 5:15 to 9:30 p.m.; ticket office opens at 4:30 p.m.
The 40-minute tours depart from Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel. The village includes a gallery full of Southwestern gifts and refreshments and holiday lights. Ticket are $15 Sunday through Thursday and $20 Friday and Saturday; $10 and $15 for ages 2-11 (under 4 free with lap pass). Tickets should be purchased in advance; many dates are sold out. Information: (575) 628-0952; Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at (575) 887-6516 or christmasonthepecos.com.
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
Dueling Chili Cookoffs — Two rival chili cookoffs compete simultaneously on the first weekend of November for the talents and taste buds of chili lovers from around the country in the remote beauty of the Big Bend.
• The 49th annual Original Terlingua International (Frank X. Tolbert-Wick Fowler Memorial) Chili Cookoff is Nov. 4-7, at Arturo White’s Terlingua Store on Highway 170.
Competitions begin at 10 a.m. Friday and noon Saturday including black-eyed peas, beans, ribs, chicken, brisket barbecue, margarita mix-off and more.
Ticket information: (817) 251-1287, abowlofred.com or on Facebook at OTICCC.
• Terlingua International Chili Championship — The 49th annual CASI-sanctioned championship cookoff is on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Rancho CASI de los Chisos in Terlingua. Call for cost: (432) 371-2595, casichili.net or on Facebook at CASI Chili Appreciation Society International.
Alpine Artwalk — Alpine, Texas’s 22nd annual Gallery Night events honoring dozens of Big Bend artists Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at more than 25 Alpine studio and gallery locations. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days as well as a silent auction and an “Hecho a Mano” open-air food and art market in Arbolitos Park. Admission is free. Information: Kiowa Gallery, (432) 837-3067 or artwalkalpine.com.
Free live music featured both days on the 5th Street Stage with headliners Ray Wylie Hubbard Friday and The Derailers Saturday.
The Artwalk Parade of Flags is noon Saturday.
Bazaars and Fairs
Alamogordo Antique and Collectible Show — The 28th annual event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, at the Alamogordo (N.M.) Civic Center, 800 First Street (at Florida). Includes furniture, jewelry, pottery, vintage clothes, dolls and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 437-6304.
Día De Los Muertos Celebration — El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market hosts the Celebration of “Life, Death and Tradition,” 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at 1710 Joe Battle, with a festival of altars, artists, Tarot card readings, henna, a beer garden, Revolution Urban Eatery food trucks, movie screening of “The Book of Life,” at sundown and more. Pet and family friendly; admission is free. Information: 478-9971 or on Facebook at El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market.
An All Souls Procession with handmade skeleton puppets (marionetas), decorated hearses and catrinas will also be held.
All Saints Fall Festival — All Saints Episcopal Church, 3500 McRae Blvd., will host its festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, with activities for all ages including karaoke, music, entertainment, food trucks, face painting, door prizes, gift baskets, a country store and more. Admission is free. Information: 261-7761 or allsaintsepiscopalep.org.
Mount Hope Fall Bazaar — Mount Hope Lutheran Church, 9640 Montwood, hosts its bazaar showcasing home-based businesses, food and craft vendors 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. A children's fun and craft corner will be offered, allowing parents time to shop at the bazaar. Admission is free Information: 598-2141 or mthopeelpaso.com
Northgate Arts and Craft — Northgate Christian Church, 5430 Yvette, hosts an artist and crafts fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, next to the church in Specht Hall. Vendor tables available for $15-$25. Information: 755-0831 or Mindy, (682) 206-9200.
Piedmont Hills Club Rummage Sale — The sale benefiting the neighborhood pool is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at 4171 Berkshire Place, with household items, toys. Admission is free. Information: Ophra Leyser-Whalen, (785) 550-0313.
St. Francis Xavier Christmas Fair — The Catholic church’s fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, at the parish hall, 519 S. Latta. Information: 532-2761.
Ysleta del Sur Indian Market — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo hosts the 4th annual outdoor market 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, at Tigua Indian Cultural Center, 305 Yaya Lane, with Native American artists, YDSP social dances, Indian bread, Pueblo tacos, arts and crafts, free children’s activities, and storytelling. Special guest performance to be announced. Information: 859-7700.
Fall Arts and Craft Fair — Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, 131 S. Zaragoza, will host its Christmas fair 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, with food, music, and a variety of arts and crafts vendors. Admission is free. Information: 859-9848.
NMSU jewelry sale — The students of New Mexico State University’s jewelry and metalsmithing program will hold their annual jewelry sale 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the lobby of Williams Hall 1390 E. University. Information: Julia Barello, (575) 646-1238.
All the pieces are unique, one of a kind handmade jewelry created in the Metalsmithing and Jewelry studio. Profits from this sale will be used to support the activities of the students in the jewelry and metalsmithing area.
Wine & Craft Beer Art Market — Sunland Winery, 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M., hosts the fall art market 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13-15. Live music with a local arts and crafts vendors. The winery now offers wood-fired pizza from its new outside pizza oven. Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-1214 or (575) 589-3461.
Sunland Winery is north of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. From I-10, take Sunland Park to Futurity, turn right, then left of Trifecta and right on Victory. Look for the red umbrellas.
Blended Nation craft fair – Blended Nation Fellowship, 498 McCombs (at Luna Azul) in Chaparral, N.M. will hosts its 6th annual craft fair 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, featuring handmade crafts such as Navajo authentic Navajo jewelry, crocheted items, stuffed animals, soaps, lunch plates and more. Admission is free. Information: 637-1503 or blendednationfellowship.com.
Craft Fair — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Tobin Park Methodist Church, 9410 Roanoke. Information: 755-7146.
Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar — The NCO Wives’ Club will host the annual bazaar Nov. 14-15 at the Trading Post on Fort Bliss, Bldg. 1717 Marshall (at Hahn). The bazaar features more than 100 vendors from throughout the Southwest offering arts, crafts. Various military units will sell food. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $1. Information: 309-0970 or 590-7202.
German Advents-Bazaar — The annual “Christkindlmarket” arts and crafts festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Building 757 on Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Admission is free. Information: 568-0259, 568-1924 or betreuunginelpaso.com.
The traditional German Christmas fair features vendors selling handmade products ranging from decorations, handmade greeting cards and quilts to woodcraft products. German bratwurst, smoked fish, German beer and Gluehwein, German coffee, cakes, pastries and cookies will also be sold.
All proceeds go towards social projects on both sides of the border through the German Air Force’s charity organization “Aid for the Needy.”
Native American Market — The 3rd annual event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15, at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla, with Native American dancers, authentic fry bread and Indian tacos, Native American artisan crafts and a silent auction. Presented by Friends of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park in collaboration with the Native American Business Student Association.
Park entry fee: $5 per vehicle; market admission is free with park entrance. Information: (575) 523-4398.
Queen of Peace Bazaar — Queen of Peace Ladies’ Guild hosts its annual bazaar 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14-16, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1551 Belvidere, with arts and crafts vendors, bake sale and rummage sale. Vendor space available. Information: 584-5817.
St. Paul’s Arts & Crafts Bazaar — The St. Paul’s Methodist Women’s annual fall bazaar is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Information: 772-2734.
Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (Nov. 15) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.
Las Cruces Potters’ Guild show — The group’s 35th annual holiday art show and sale is 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at the Homebuilders Association Event Hall, 2825 N. Main (behind Citizens Bank). in Las Cruces. Local artists will sell art and gift items. Admission is free. Information: (575) 639-6786 or pottersguildlc.com.
Calvary Chapel Craft Fair — Calvary Chapel of El Paso, 1771 Zaragoza, hosts a craft fair 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Vendor spaces are $20. Information: 855-4565.
Holiday Open House Bazaar — Patou Velvet’s annual bazaar and gift sale is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 518 Randolph in Sunset Heights, with unique gifts for the holidays: handmade greeting cards, new and vintage costume jewelry and accessories, arts and crafts, vintage collectibles, homemade cookies and more. Admission is free. Information: 329-5421 or Shopuniquemarket.com
Las Artistas — Las Artistas 45th annual Art and Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21-22, Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 E Mills, with ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, mixed media, paintings, wood pieces, and other art of over 90 juried artists from El Paso and throughout the country. Admission: $6; free for age 18 an younger. Free valet parking. Information: 319-4541 or lasartistas.org.
The show also features emerging artists, students from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Metals and Ceramics program, and a juried exhibition of children’s artwork. It will feature craft demonstrations, a children’s activities tent, and gourmet food from Food Truck Circus.
HomeGrown — The 2nd annual New Mexico Food Show and Gift Market is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21-22, at the NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Food items offered for sampling and purchasing include salsas, pies, cookies, sauces, honey, fresh produce, jerky, candy, cheese, tortillas, wine and more. There will also be crafts, cooking demonstrations, and book signings. Cost: $5 per vehicle for first 100 vehicles each day; includes free burlap shopping bag.
Provost Gun Show — The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21-22, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Includes new, used and antique firearms and accessories, knives, coins, Southwest jewelry, military surplus and collectibles. Food concessions available. Admission: $5 ($4 active duty military; under 12 free). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.
Vinton Farmer’s Market — The fall market with fresh produce and handcrafted items runs is Saturday, Nov. 21 and Dec. 12 (in conjunction with the Christmas village), in Vinton. Vendor space available. Information: 886-5104.
Art a la Cart — Inni Heart Eatery (formerly La Tierra Cafe), 1731 Montana, hosts the monthly event noon to 4 p.m. the last Saturday of the month, with vendors, entertainment, food, and a Kid’s Activity Corner. Information: 533-8890 or Facebook at Inni Heart Herminia Escajeda.
A special Holiday Gift fair is Saturday, Nov. 28.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
The market now includes a Farmers’ Market with regionally grown agricultural products.
La Semilla Food Center and local chefs and restaurants will host free healthy cooking demonstrations at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. each Saturday.
Tabla Pop Up Mercado — The mercado is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month (during the Downtown Farmer’s Market), at 115 S Durango, Suite D, with art, music, fashion, baked goods, pet goodies, soaps, skincare, handmade objects, food and more. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at tablapopupmercado.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase on patio 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Weekly events include kids’ tent activities, educational talks, Master Gardener talks and live music.
Weekly yoga classes are 9 to 10 a.m. with Erin from Casa de Yoga. Cost per class: $10.
From El Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273), continue past the post office and turn left on Ardovino.
La Viña Sunday Market — La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts a farmer’s market featuring local food producers noon to 4 p.m. every Sunday in November, with art, crafts, food trucks, wine and live music on the patio by David Valenzuela. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 502-4074 or lavinawinery.com.
Military Appreciation Day is Sunday, Nov. 8.
Arts and Craft Bazaar - Bethany Christian Church, 10453 Springwood, hosts its bazaar 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4-5. The juried show and sale features original works by several area artists. Admission is free. Information: 592-5977.
Christmas Craft Fair— Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso, 4425 Byron St., will host its annual bazaar and craft fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5-6, with a Gypsy Caravan, music and poetry along with, jewelry vendors, fiber arts, bags, warm and cozy crochet and knitted items, toys, gifts collectibles and Christmas decorations. Information: 584-7823 or uuelpaso.org.
St. Pius X Bazaar — St. Pius X English Evangelization Ministry hosts its arts and craft bazaar 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at St. Pius X Parish Community Center, 11050 N. Clark. Admission is free. Vendor space available for $30. Information: 929-1034 or stpiusxelpaso.org.
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org.
Something for everyone
UTEP Hispanic Heritage Celebration — This year’s celebration is in memoriam of Jose M. Acosta, Juan A. Contreras, Enrique “Henry” Irigoyen and Dr. Albert Rosenberg. Most events are free. Information: 747-5462 or academics.utep.edu/chicano.
Most presentations in UTEP Library’s Blumberg Auditorium, unless otherwise listed.
• “Día de los Muertos Altar” displays are Oct. 29-Nov. 5, at University Library, Third Floor Atrium, during regular library hours.
• Día de los Muertos Film presentations are 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, featuring
“Macario” a Roberto Gavaldón film; and 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, featuring the John Huston film “Under the Volcano.”
• A lecture “La crónica como herramienta de construcción de memoria” by acclaimed Colombian writer Alberto Salcedo Ramos is 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 2-3, at Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center Gallery Auditorium.
• “Yo Soy Teatro: Womyn of Las Americas” performance and teatro workshop is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Quinn Hall, Room 212.
• “The Spanish for Heritage Speakers in the U.S.” lecture by Dr. Marta Fairclough, Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Houston is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center Gallery Auditorium.
‘Experience Your Life Force’ — A series of MCKS Pranic Healing Intensives is planned for the fall months at Radisson Hotel Airport, 1770 Airway. Information: 449-0619 or on Facebook at Pranic Healing El Paso Border Region. Registration available online at pranichealing.com:
• Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1: Pranic Healing Level 2 with instructor Chandan Parameswara
• Monday, Nov. 2: Pranic Psychotherapy with Chandan Parameswara.
Model railroad open house — The Railroad Model and Historical Association of El Paso will sponsor its 66th annual open house 1 to 4 p.m. each Sunday in November at 6335 Vaughn Court (between Delta and Alameda, just west of Ascarate), with 1,700 square feet of tracks in three permanent layouts. Admission is free. Information: 500-9347 or on Facebook at ModelRailroadersofElPaso.
The association’s display is open 7 p.m. until closing every Thursday.
‘Love or Lust’ — Jason Evert, author of “Pure Love,” will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Don Haskins Center, presented by House of Hope. The pro-chastity event, geared for high school and college students, includes a DJ, live music, dance and more. Admission is free. Information: eventbrite.com.
Jason and Crystalina Evert are founders of chastityproject.com and have spoken on six continents to over one million teens and young adults.
Jason Evert also will give a presentation to parents at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at UTEP’s Memorial Gym.
‘No Kill’ documentary — A showing of the documentary “Redemption” about the No-Kill Movement to save dogs and cats from being put to death at animal shelter is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Education Service Center-Region 19, 6611 Boeing. The screening is followed by a presentation and Q&A session with the documentary maker, no-kill activist Nathan Winograd. Admission is free, but advance ticket recommended, available at eventbrite.com under “Redemption El Paso.” Presented by El Pasoans for Shelter Reform.
Race, Authority and Violence in 21st Century America — UTEP presents a series of lectures, panel discussions, and conferences featuring experts from around the country who will focus on issues regarding race, authority and violence in 21st Century America. All events are free and open to the public.
• Nancy Rodríguez, director of the National Institute of Justice, will speak 10:30 to 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Union Cinema.
• “The Voices of Those Victimized by the Use of Force in Policing,” is 10:30 to 11:50 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Union Cinema
• Student Conference on Gender, Race and Violence, is 8:30 to 11:50 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Liberal Arts Building.
Mini Maker Faire — Barnes & Noble Sunland Park, 705 Sunland Park, is Nov. 6-8, with demonstrations and hands-on activities featuring brand new tech-educational products including The DaVinci Jr. 3D printer, drones, robots, coding, and programming. Local innovators be presents including programmers, coders, crafters, builders and more. Hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free for all ages. Information: 581-5353 or bn.com/makerfaire.
Similar events planned at all area Barnes & Noble locations; call separate stores for information.
Architectural Photography Workshop — KCOS and Texas Trost Society offer a free architectural photography workshop 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8. Registration required: 590-1313 or kcostv.org.
Saturday meets at El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon, and includes a brief introduction to basic photographic skills; tips and tricks of taking outdoor shots; and a tour of various architectural monuments in Downtown El Paso.
Sunday’s workshop meets at El Paso County Historical Society, 603 W. Yandell. After a brief review of lessons learned the day before, students will be free to roam the neighborhood to take photographs or will have the option to take interior shots at a historic home in the neighborhood. At 10:30 a.m. students will move to UTEP to photograph the interior of the Geological Study Room and Student Union.
Siemens Connects— El Paso Community College will co-sponsor the event presented by B&M Machinery Co. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Alamo Ballroom and Convention Center, 820 N. Raynor focusing on the most powerful global manufacturing tool available, the “New Industrial Internet.” Product announcements, refreshments and prizes will be offered to pre-registered attendees. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Admission is free, but registration strongly encouraged. Online registration at tinyurl.com/p2pdsft. Information: 497-5218
Southwest Women’s Leadership Institute — Positive Directions’ 4th annual institute is Thursday, Nov. 12, at Headstart Conference Center, 11670 Chito Sameniego, with various guest speakers. Cost: $199 ($1,890 table for ten) by Oct. 29; $249 after Oct. 29. Information: 838-1000 or email@example.com. Online registration at positivedirectionsco.com.
• Gloria Feldt, president of Take the Lead women’s leadership movement and author of the bestseller, “No Excuses: Nine Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power.”
• Yasmin Davidds, author of “Your Own Terms: A Woman’s Guide to Taking Charge of Any Negotiation.”
• Aliana Apodaca, conference founder and motivational speaker.
A panel of male CEO’s will host a discussion on “A Man’s Perspective on Women Leaders.”
Aviation Hall of Fame — The 33rd El Paso Aviation Association’s Hall of Fame banquet is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, honoring Waldo E. Cavender (posthumously) and George R. (Bob) Snead. Keynote Speaker is Dr. Bill Gutman, Director of Aerospace Operations at Spaceport America. Cost: $30. Information: 581-3866
No host bar at 6:30 p.m. dinner at 7, vegetarian option available. Make checks payable to EPAA; RSVP to 316 Rio Bravo, 79912 by Nov. 6.
Fall Prevention Training — EPCC’s Senior Adult Program hosts the free 16-hour course, “The Matter of Balance” for seniors 55 years and older taught by Davie L. Johnson. Space limited 15 students. Classes are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 13-Dec. 12 (no classes weekend of Thanksgiving). Those interested should call for a CRN Course number and location; registration available at all EPCC campuses. Information: 831-7801.
‘Stem-U-Lation: Left and Right Brain’ Program — The El Paso Chapter, The Links, Inc., invites students in grades 6 to 9 to an introduction to studies and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) December 2015 to September 2016. Twenty scholarships are available for the program, which includes monthly interactive workshops and trips. Deadline for applications is Nov. 13. Participation is free. Information: Mrs. Wingo, 479-8362 or Mrs. Samuel, 276-6650. Web: linksinc.org.
Aim High Conference — Latinitas host the conference encouraging pre-teen and teen girls to dream big by setting high goals for themselves, achieving in academic realms and exploring professional opportunities for their future success, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Aim High features hands-on workshops, activities and guest speakers. Advance registration is required. RSVP at laslatinitas.com/programs/registration. Information: 219-8554
Compassionate Thanksgiving — Vegetarian Society of El Paso hosts its annual vegetarian Thanksgiving feast at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Summit Ballroom and Conference Center, 120 N. Festival. A vegan dinner, open to the public, will be followed by a talk on “Veganism as a Spiritual Path” by Lisa Levinson of the national organization In Defense of Animals. Cost (by Nov. 10): $25; $22 VSEP members and full-time students with valid ID; $10 age 12 and younger children). Cost after deadline and at the door (if space available) is $25. Information: 877-3030 or vsep.org.
Empowerment Workshop — The “Community Service for Community Health” workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 14, Jefferson High School Cafeteria, 4700 Alameda. The free workshop is open to high school students, their families, educators and community. Students earn community service hours and make a difference by helping to answer the question: How can we keep inequality from making us sick? Hosted by Jefferson-Silva HOSA, Task Force for Social Justice in Public Education and others. Information: 539-8851 or sojuedu.org
Workshop events include guest speakers, health screenings, film showings, breakout sessions, field trips, lunch, yoga and tai chi, flash mobs and more.
Legal Clinic — El Paso Lawyers for Patriots and El Paso Bar Association host a free legal clinic for all veterans, active duty military and their family members 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at El Paso Community College’s Transmountain Campus, 9570 Gateway North, with legal consultations, referrals and informational presentations on a variety of resources available to area veterans and military. Information: eplp.txltxv.org or on Facebook at El Paso Lawyers for Patriots.
Sitting Meditations From the Taoist Tradition — Center for Internal Arts, 5757 Montoya Drive, hosts three morning meditation sessions 9 to 11 a.m., Sundays, Nov. 15-29, introducing the Taoist Water Method’s system of contacting the heart-mind, developing relaxed whole body awareness in the present moment, and reducing stress. Cost: $80. Information/registration: Steve Barowsky, 584-4730, firstname.lastname@example.org or centerforinternalarts.com.
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune Disease Support Group — The support group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month (Nov. 17) on the campus of Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Academic Services Building, Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic. Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989, email@example.com.
ECCM Conference — The annual ECCM conference, “Declaring Your Breakthrough,” is Friday through Sunday, Nov. 20-22, at Christian Joy Center, 1208 Sumac. Guest speakers include Pastor Patrick Kiteley at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration: 595-1307 or joycenter.org.
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations — The “Immunize El Paso” clinics for eligible persons ages 6 months and older are at various schools and other locations for those on Medicaid, Children’s Medicaid and Chip through Nov. 21. Call for cost, eligibility, clinic locations, and schedule: 857-2472 or immunizeelpaso.org.
Rascals at Ruli’s — Ruli’s International Kitchen, 4176 N. Mesa, welcomes well-behaved and leashed pets 2 to 6 p.m. the third Saturday of the month. One dollar per all drinks sold at this time will be donated to The Humane Society of El Paso. Information: 313-4806 or on Facebook.
Bridge leagues — Duplicate bridge events are hosted at Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, 2216 East Yandell. Admission: $6. Information: 544-6565 or elpasobridge.com. Managers: Peggy Craig, 581-0371 or Jack Neumann, 204-8897.
Dog adoptions — Huckleberry Hound Dog Rescue, a no kill, non-profit shelter, hosts adoptions are 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, at the shelter, 3910 Square Dance (at Montana). These adoptions replace the weekly adoptions at El Paso Saddleblanket. Information on Facebook at Huckleberry Hound Dog Rescue Of El Paso.
El Paso Parents meetup — The social group for parents meets 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month at Leona Ford Washington Recreation Center, 3400 E. Missouri, to relax and spend time with friends who are parents. The center offers free activities for kids including basketball, foosball, X-box, Ping Pong, and a computer room. Parents welcome with or without partners. Admission is free; snacks available. Information: 791-2114.
GED classes — High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and UTEP host free GED classes and tests for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate families Mondays through Fridays at UTEP’s Graham Hall, Room 206, 500 W. University. Class times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times). Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and studentaffairs.utep.edu/hep.
Mathnasium of West El Paso — Mathnasium of West El Paso, 7250 N. Mesa Street, Suite B, is taking registration for its upcoming “Power Math workouts.” Workouts are two or three times a week, and run 60 to 75 minutes each session. Also offered is homework. Information: 587-6284, firstname.lastname@example.org or mathnasium.com/westelpaso.
Mustard Seed Community Café — The faith-based, pay-what-you-can café is at 1140 St. Vrain (at Arizona). Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Information: 440-SEED (7333), mustardseedcafe.org or on Facebook.
The café’s mission is to provide nutritious and delicious meals regardless of people’s ability to pay while using local, organic, and sustainably grown ingredients whenever possible. Meals are prepared by culinary expert Roman Wilcox, an El Paso native.
The Mustard Seed’s Community Garden area offers training with a Master Gardener at 10 a.m. on first, third and fifth Saturdays .
Education classes are 11 a.m. every other Tuesday in the cafe.
Society for Creative Anachronism — Society for Creative Anachronisms hosts weekly Medieval Combat Demonstrations noon to 3 p.m. Sundays Eastwood (Album) Park, 3001 Parkwood, near the tennis courts. These mock combats are loosely inspired by forms of historical combat practiced in medieval Europe and Asia. Admission is free. Information: 274-4947 or southernpass.org.
Trivia Wednesdays at The Black Orchid — Black Orchid Lounge, 6127 N. Mesa, Suite A, hosts trivia contests 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Trivia consists of 15 questions per round for a total of 2 rounds. Cost: $5 per team of four, per round, age 18 and older welcome. Information: 307-5617 or theblackorchidlounge.com.
For a good cause
The Monsters Ball — The 8th annual costume event benefiting El Paso Diabetes Association is 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 30, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. featuring a live auction, dancing and costume contest. This year’s theme is “Superheroes and Villains.” Tickets: $75. Information: 589-0653, ext. 3, ardovinos.com or on Facebook a The MonstersBallEP.
El Paso Toy Run — El Paso Motorcycle Coalition’s 33rd annual toy run parade is 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, beginning at International Truck Driving School, 141 Quinella in Sunland Park and ending at Cohen Stadium for toy drop-off. Registration is at 11 a.m.; parade leaves at 11:15 a.m. to Cohen Stadium. All proceeds benefit the underprivileged children of El Paso County and its surrounding area. Entry: $10 plus a new toy donation ($5 or more value). Children under 10 admitted free with a new toy donation of $5 value or more. Information: 494-4881, 740-9991 or email@example.com.
The ride departs the school and proceeds on Doniphan to Talbot and up and over Transmountain to Cohen Stadium where they will drop off their toys and enjoy food, door prizes, music by local bands and more. Non-riders welcome at drop-off event.
oLotería — Creative Kids at hosts a night of Bingo benefiting the Creative Kids program 6:30 to 9 p.m. p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at its Olo Gallery, 504 San Francisco, with food by Juanitos Taquitos. Tickets: $35; includes original Creative Kids Lotería card, plus food and drink. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. VIP tables available for purchase. Event sells out every year; all proceeds benefit the program. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets available online at creativekidsolostore.com.
Black & White Ball — Silhouette Civic & Social Club’s 43rd annual ball benefiting its scholarship fund is 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 7, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Social hour is 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. and dance 9 p.m. to midnight. Formal Black and White or military dress attire required. Cost: $40. Information: Kate Hill, 252-0557 or Sharon Jordan, 253-4547.
El Paso Muscle Walk — The walk benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association is 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Bassett Place Mall. Teams and individuals walk to raise money to help MDA local services and research. Information: 584-6355 or email@example.com. Online registration at www.mda.org/musclewalk.
Hispanic Chamber Fiesta and Piñata Bash — El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Fiesta Celebration is 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Cutter Aviation, 17721 Shuttle Columbia. Events include the presentation of chamber awards, dinner at 8:15 p.m. and tequila toast, mariachi, music and gifts. Tables: $1,500 ($1,250 members); call for individual ticket prices. The Piñata Bash features thousands of dollars in prizes Information/RSVP: 566-4066 or ephcc.org.
This year’s guest speaker is former NASA aerospace engineer, renowned actor, comedian and motivational speaker Shayla Rivera. Rivera will share how to develop the skill set necessary for overcoming self-imposed roadblocks based on beliefs and conditioning.
After her work as an aerospace engineer for McDonnell-Douglas at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, she became a corporate trainer holding seminars on stress management for executives. She later became an actor and comedian starring movie and television roles on “Girls Behaving Badly,” “The Roseanne Show” and “The Martin Short Show.” She is a 2014 recipient of the Mario Moreno Cantinflas Award for her involvement in charitable and educational programs, and the 2008 Presidents Volunteer Award for her work on behalf of disabled in Los Angeles.
This year’s Moving Forward Award will recognize will recognize Dr. Blanca Enriquez, director of the federal Head Start Program. The Vision of Excellence Award will go to the Hospitals of Providence.
Guardianship Thanksgiving volunteers — Project Amistad is looking for volunteers to serve meals to clients at their annual Thanksgiving event 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at EPCC’s Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount #A. Volunteers should wear an orange shirt and jeans. Information: 298-1104 or projectamistad.org.
Human Rights Award Dinner — Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center will host its awards event 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 11050 N. Clark. Tickets: $50 ($400 table four 8). Information/RSVP: 544-5126 or las-americas.org.
Honorees include U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce for the Visionary Award, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso for the Faith and Community Award, Rev. Monsignor Arturo Bañuelas and EPISD trustee Susie Byrd for the Human Rights Advocacy Award, Doña Ana County Commissioners Billy G. Garrett and Wayne D. Hancock for the Safe Community Award, and El Paso County Commissioner David Stout for the Leadership and Commitment Award.
Singing for Shelter — The benefit concert for homeless youth is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, featuring the talents of Austin artists Sarah McSweeney, Ryan DeSiato and a cappella group, Carpe Sono, alongside Las Cruces’ own La Cella Bella. The performance features covers and original music, some arranged specifically for this event with a mix of country, pop, classical, rock and inspirational styles. Food truck round up begins at 6 p.m.; doors to theatre open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $28 orchestra; $22 balcony; available online at holdmyticket.com or by calling Teresa at (575) 642-4334. Information: Rio Grande Theatre (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com; or Casa Q at casaq.org.
Proceeds benefit the efforts of Casa Q, a not-for-profit organization providing safe living options and services for homeless LGBTQ youth throughout the state of New Mexico.
Child Guidance Center’s Dinner and Roast — Paul L. Foster, founder of Western Refining and local philanthropist, will be honored at the El Paso Child Guidance Center’s 14th Annual fundraising dinner and roast at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17,at the El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. All proceeds will go directly to the Center. Tickets: $125 ($1,250 table for ten). Ticket reservation and information: 562-1999, ext. 8.
Since 1953, the Center has had a long standing tradition of providing outpatient mental health services for children and families, including psychiatric evaluations and individual, family and group therapy.
Chamber of Commerce Gala — The 116th annual Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce gala featuring the Spazmatics at 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 20, at El Paso Convention Center. Tickets: $100. Dress is cocktail attire. Table sponsorships available. Information/RSVP by Nov. 13: 534-0530. Online registration at elpaso.org.
Homeless for a Night — Franklin High School Student Council hosts the charity event benefiting a local homeless shelter 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Franklin High School football field. Sleep out on the field, with guest speaker, dinner, live entertainment, giveaways, a movie and more. Be prepared for cold weather. Everyone is welcome, including families, teams, and organizations. First 100 people will receive a t-shirt, and awards for largest teams, biggest donation and more. Admission: $15 or three donation items. Preregister online at goo.gl/WU3hjP or in person at Franklin High School. Information: 236-2200.
Blanket Drive — El Paso Fire Department and Extreme Weather Task Force is collecting new blankets to very young, elderly and/or ill in need through the winter months. The purpose is to helps prevent cold weather and carbon monoxide emergencies in the El Paso area. Recommendations for those in need of blankets are also being taken. New blanket donations can be dropped off any time at local fire stations or El Paso County Sheriff substations. Information: 834-5772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those in need of blankets may call 2-1-1 Texas for assistance. Persons who qualify include infants under one year of age, the ill and disabled and those who qualify for Medicare, Medicaid, SSI and RSDI.
‘Eat, Live, Give!’ — The monthly charity event benefits the Empowerment Center, which funds We Care and the OutRight centers in El Paso, through participating restaurants that donate 25 percent of their food sales for one day. Look for posters advertising the restaurants or call Matthew Hallman at The Empowerment Center at 917-370-3881 for a list of confirmed restaurants or to become one of our participating restaurants.
Critter Christmas — The 5th annual holiday event, “A Jazzy Critter Christmas,” benefitting Spay Neuter Action Program is 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, with a live and silent auctions, raffles, music, food, bars and a great place to party with friends, family and well behaved leashed dogs (no flexi-leashes). Tickets: $50; sponsorships available. Information: Linda Hall (575)
Boys and Girls Club wine tasting — Boys and Girls Club of El Paso hosts its 5th annual “Toast to Their Future” holiday gala Thursday, Nov. 12, at Epic Railyard, 2201 Mills, with wines, food, music, silent auction and more All proceeds benefit the youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso. Tickets: $40. Information, time: 532-7410 or on Facebook.
El Paso Humane Society — Regular adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at 4991 Fred Wilson. All pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped, licensed and vaccinated. Adoption fees: $100 (additional $10 for pets four months age or older for city rabies certificate). Information: 532-6971 or hselpaso.org.
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.
Fort Bliss Thanksgiving Brunch — Fort Bliss will host its annual brunch 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Centennial Club, 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill on Central Fort Bliss. Cost: $20.95; $10.95 for children 5-10; free for ages 4 and younger). Reservations required. Information, reservations: 744-8427.
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.
Old Fort Bliss Days celebrating the replica’s 67th anniversary is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Learn about proper flag etiquette, and bring flags that need to be disposed of in the proper manner. Volunteers are needed to help make the event a success; contact Old Fort Bliss for more information.
Friday at The Fire — Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featuring local performers 6 to 1 p.m. Fridays, at the outdoor fireplace. Bands perform 7 to 9 p.m., with DJ music before and after. Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.
Catholic Women of the Chapel — The CWOC meets 9 a.m. Fridays (except holiday weekends) at the Religious Activities Center, Building #449 on Fort Bliss. Meetings consist of fellowship, saying the rosary, craft making projects or Bible studies. Child care provided free of charge. This year’s theme is “Works of Mercy.” Information: email@example.com.
Fort Bliss Historical Association — The group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Fort Bliss museum complex, 1735 Marshall. Information: 269-4831.
Dues are $25 a year ($10 students and junior enlisted soldiers).
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — 3730 Roy Johnson Lane. Rifle and pistol shooting competitions are held almost every weekend. Visitors can watch for free. Food available at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there: Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right. Information: 568-2983 or blissmwr.com/rodandgun.
Military Order of the World Wars — The El Paso Chapter will hold its annual Deceased Perpetual Members Memorial at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Great American Land & Cattle Company, 9800 Gateway Blvd. North in Northeast El Paso. Information: 755-4038.
Singles in the Son - The group develops friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to 50. Bible study held Tuesday nights. Weekend events subject to change. All denominations are welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471-1997, SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com or on Facebook.
• Sunday, Nov. 1: Mexican dance
• Friday, Nov. 6: Dinner and a movie
• Saturday, Nov. 14: Dinner and pool
• Friday, Nov. 20: Dinner and a play
• Saturday, Nov. 28: House party.
Westside Welcome Club — The nonprofit group is a social, educational and charitable organization of more than 200 women open to both newcomers and longtime residents. Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com.
The monthly free “get acquainted” coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at 4 Cielo Lindo Drive in Anthony, N.M. Includes a show of the latest fall fashions. No RSVP necessary. Information: 494-8272.
The annual November luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Hilton Garden Inn at UTEP. Wendy White Polk, editor of El Paso Inc., will speak on ”Women in the Media.” A guided tour of the famous Lhakhang Bhutanese Temple on Centennial Plaza will follow. Reservations required by Nov. 6. Cost: $20. Information: 588-6352.
El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month (Nov. 10) at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell (at Montana). Meetings include educational presentations and an auction of materials submitted by club members. Visitors always welcome; admission is free for first-time visitors; $12 annual membership fee. Information: 345-7771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPMBA Thanksgiving lunch — El Paso Mortgage Bankers Association hosts its annual Thanksgiving celebration luncheon noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Hilton Garden Inn, 6650 Gateway East.
Guest speaker is Dan Jones, Professor of Legal Psychology at UTEP. Registration and meeting begin at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited. To RSVP pr for cost: email@example.com.
Germania Club — The Germania Club of El Paso’s monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Golden Tee, Underwood Golf Course, 3200 Coe on Fort Bliss. Newcomers welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.
Borderland IONS — The Borderlands IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) Community Group meets 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Doris Van Doren Library Branch, 551 Redd. Paula Herrington, a Vipassana meditation instructor, will discuss “Mindfulness in Everyday Life.” Admission is free and open to the public. Information: 526-6297 or noetic.org.
IONS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the science of consciousness and human experience to serve individual and collective transformation.
Dona Ana Photography Club (DAPC) — The club hosts free photography programs 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 522-1691 or daphotoclub.org.
L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and offers francophiles the opportunity to use the French language in a variety of activities. Information: 585-1789, 497-5196 (Spanish), firstname.lastname@example.org, afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
Apple Users Group — The El Paso Apple Users Group is open to anyone interested in Apple Macintosh computers. EPAUG is a hands-on club for Apple Computer, iPad, and iPhone users to share information and ideas. The group’s monthly meeting and demonstration is 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church basement, 1000 Montana (enter in alley). Admission is free for visitors. Information: 239-7846 or epmug.org.
PFLAG El Paso — The El Paso chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, PFLAG El Paso, offers four meetings a month in various locations. The meetings are open to the LGBT community and straight allies. Admission is free. Information: 209-AMOR (2667) or pflagelpaso.com.
Meetings are 7 to 8:30 p.m.
• Eastside, first Wednesday of the month at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2155 Wedgewood.
• Westside, second Thursday of the month at University Presbyterian Church, 244 North Resler
• Central, fourth Sunday of the month at St. Pius Ministry Center, 1059 North Clark Drive.
Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter — The Roy P. Benavidez-Robert Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association, Inc. meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 2608 Fort Boulevard. A free lunch for current and new members and invited guests served at 1 p.m. with general membership meeting at 2 p.m. Information: 562-9969 or bpaac.org.
Del Valle High School Retirees — All Del Valle High School retirees, former faculty and staff are invited to no-host luncheons at 11:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. Call for location: Marsha Labodda, 629-7063.
El Paso Library Chess Club — The club meets 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, at El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Boards provided; admission is free. Information: 543-5433 or elpasolibrary.org.
El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — Regular monthly meetings and quilting bees are 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at Titanic). Social time and setup begin at 6:30 p.m. The non-profit organization promotes quilting among interested persons, and brings the beginner, experienced, younger and older quilters together for various events and projects. Information: 503-7485 or email@example.com.
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Business meeting starts around 6:30 p.m. Numismatic presentations start at 7 p.m. with auction to follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission free for first-time visitors. Information: 533-6001 or elpasocoinclug.com.
Mesilla Valley Stamp Club — The stamp club meets 6 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho, Las Cruces. Guests, beginning and advanced collectors are invited to trade, buy, and sell stamps. Information: (575) 202-1937.
Project Linus — The national non-profit charitable group, which has donated thousands blankets and afghans to seriously ill and/or traumatized children of the El Paso area, meets once a month 9:30 to 11 a.m. selected Saturdays, at Ft. Bliss Trading Post (Old Commissary), 1717 Marshall. New volunteers welcome. Information: 781-0880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toastmasters International — Members encourage and critique each other, participating in differing roles in the meeting every week. New member fee: $20; international dues are $36 every six months. Information: toastmastersclubs.org.
• Toastmasters Amigo Club meets 5:50 to 6:50 p.m. Thursdays in the Doris Van Doren Library’s Craft Room, 551 Redd. Information: 833-1406.
• Border Toastmasters meet 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lunchbox, 3623 Buckner (off Montana). First time guests get a free breakfast. Information: Arturo, 226-9705.
• Eastside Toastmaster Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Pebble Hills Command Station, 10780 Pebble Hills. Information: 588-8799.
Wyler Aerial Tramway — The state park tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through Thursday. Information: 562-9899.
A Halloween Fest and Pumpkin Carving Contest is noon Saturday, Oct. 31. All visitors are encouraged to come dressed up/in costume. Arts in the Parks activities offered for the kids. Contestants should bring their pumpkins ready to display by 12:30 p.m. Carved pumpkins will be displayed at the top station, and voting is 1 to 4 p.m.
A free Leave No Trace Awareness workshop is noon Saturday, Nov. 7. Learn how to enjoy the outdoors in ethical and environmentally responsible ways.
Recycling Day at the Tramway is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Learn about recycling and how to start a garden at home with recyclable materials. Bring unwanted electronic items for recycling.
A Thanksgiving Day, “Turkey Hike” is 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, on Ranger Peak.
Last Sunday hike is 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, beginning in the tramway’s parking lot. Wear sturdy shoes, bring walking stick, snacks and water for all hikes.
Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of Franklin Mountains State Park. To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the mountain.
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Mission. The center features a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s activities daily. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
Native American Dances are 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center, which also offers family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry, pottery and other crafts.
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo ‘s 4th annual outdoor market 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, with Native American artists, YDSP social dances, Indian bread, Pueblo tacos, arts and crafts, free children’s activities, and storytelling.
Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattlemanssteakhouse.com.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
Licon Dairy — The dairy’s gift shop popular for its homemade asadero cheese products is located at 11951 Glorieta Road in San Elizario and is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The dairy also features an extensive petting zoo and regularly stocked fishing hole. Admission is free, with a nominal charge for fishing hole use. Information: 851-2705 or licondairy.com.
Mount Cristo Rey — The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the cross tops the mountain, 4,576 feet above sea level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. Built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici Soler, the monument is accessible off McNutt Road (Highway 273) in Sunland Park — take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.
Because of safety concerns, people are advised to hike only in groups. The best time to hike is when volunteers are working on trail maintenance, usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. For information on Saturday hiking times, call 252-9840.
Plaza Theatre Tours — The free weekly tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza, 125 W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet under the Plaza marquee. Information: 534-0660.
San Elizario Historic District — The district at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041, 594-8424 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com.
Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of 17 historical sites also offered, including the Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more. Free guides available at all galleries and museum.
Spaceport America Visitor Center — Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport’s new Spaceport America Experience tour is open for visitors at 301 S. Foch, in the historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, N.M., with educational and interactive space exhibits, tour tickets and official Spaceport America merchandise. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Tours to Spaceport America depart promptly at 9 a.m. Thursday through Monday, returning at 1 p.m. No tours Tuesday or Wednesday. Tour cost: $49.99 ($29.99 age 18 and younger). Information/group reservations: 1-844-7-2SPACE. Discounted admission rates online at spaceportamerica.com/experience.
Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tastings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com.
Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a picnic.
Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraantigua.com.
Free live music on the patio offered 2:30 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with food truck most Saturdays; bring a picnic basket Sunday.
Open mic sessions are 6 to 9 p.m. the second Friday of each month.
Sunland Winery — 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday; live music and free wine tastings. Information: (575) 589-1214.
The winery now offers week classes on wine, beer and cheese making; call for details.
Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Cost is $75 for adults, $68 children and senior, $62 military. Minimum age is 10; height and weight limits also apply. Reservations required. Information: (575) 464-3633 or skiapache.com.
The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider, which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages 10-13 and 60-plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day pass.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — 1120 Magoffin. Visitors can now begin their tour at the new Visitor Center across the street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish language tours offered Thursday through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $4 ($3 ages 6-18). Group tours available with advance registration. Information: 533-5147 or visitmagoffinhome.com.
The adobe home, built around 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, tells the story of a multicultural family that influenced the development of the Southwest borderlands. It includes authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily lives of the Magoffin family.
El Paso Missions - Three historic churches lie within eight miles of each other in El Paso County's Mission Valley.
· Mission Ysleta - Spanish and Tigua Indian refugees from northern New Mexico founded the community in the 1680s. The first mission was built in 1692, and rebuilt completely in both the 18th and 19th centuries. The current structure was built in 1851. It's near Zaragoza and Alameda.
· Mission Socorro - The first adobe structure in Socorro was built in 1692, and like Mission Ysleta, was destroyed by floods in later centuries. The current structure dates back to 1843. It's off Socorro Road two miles southeast of Ysleta.
· San Elizario Chapel - Established in 1789 as a Spanish presidio to protect the Camino Real, San Elizario was the first county seat of El Paso. The church was built in 1877, replacing one built about 25 years earlier. It's on the San Elizario plaza, off Socorro Road 5.5 miles southeast of Socorro Mission. Nearby is the famous jail which Billy the Kid reportedly broke into to rescue a friend.
Self-Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour - Brochures are available for walking tours of historical sites in downtown El Paso amd Juárez. Information: Convention and Visitors Bureau, 534-0600.
Concordia Cemetery - A historic cemetery that now lies in the shadow of El Paso's principal freeway interchange, Concordia is the final home of gunfighters John Wesley Hardin, John Selman and others. The former town "Boothill" can be reached by taking the Copia exit from Interstate 10. To find out about tours or other information, call the Concordia Heritage Association at 755-0000.
Franklin Mountains State Park - The largest urban park in Texas extends north from the heart of El Paso to the New Mexico state line. The highest point is North Mount Franklin, 7,192 feet above sea level. Park rangers give guided hikes on the first and third weekends of the month, beginning at the Tom Mays Unit entrance and last 2-3 hours. Information: 566-6441.
Entry fees are $3 per person, free for age 12 and under (with family). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, until 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday during summer. The park also offers mountain biking, camping and picnicking.
Hueco Tanks State Historic Site - The park is famed for its unique geology and Native American rock art. Unguided access is limited to North Mountain. Rock art tours, hiking tours, and bouldering tours are available Wednesday-Sunday mornings. Reservations recommended: (915) 849-6684.
Admission fee is $4, special rates for seniors; free for children 12 and under. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 857-1135. To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco Mountains, then turn left on Ranch Road 2775. It's about 32 miles from downtown El Paso.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park - 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet. One of the best examples of a Permian Period fossil reef, the national park offers camping and more than 80 miles of trails. Park headquarters is at Pine Springs, off of U.S. 62-180. McKittrick Canyon Visitor Center, 7 miles east of Pine Springs, offers nature, canyon and geology trails. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free entry. Information: (915) 828-3251.
So. New Mexico day trips
White Sands National Monument - The glistening gypsum dunes are a year-round attraction, offering eerie vistas, relaxing hikes and a wonderful natural playground for kids of all ages. The monument is about 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
Ranger-guided Sunset Stroll Nature Walks are offered an hour before sunset.
Lake Lucero tours are offered on the last weekend of each month. Participants drive their own vehicles 17 miles then hike 3/4 mile to the source of the white sands. Advance reservations (beginning two weeks before tour) are required.
Hours: Visitor Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dunes Drive, 7 a.m. to sunset.; expanded hours in summer. Summer events include full moon night programs. Entry fee: $3 for adults. Information: (505) 479-6124 or www.nps.gov/whsa.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park - The caverns open at 8 a.m. daily, and the last elevator down leaves at 3:30 p.m. Visitors can also walk to the main caverns through the natural entrance - last walk-in is 2 p.m. (hours extended 1 1/2 hours in summer). Cost is $6 ($3 for ages 6-15, for seniors with discount card).
Additional tours offered; call for fees and reservations. Information: (505) 785-2232 or www.nps.gov/cave.
The park is 160 miles east of El Paso.
Aguirre Spring Campground - The Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S. 70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five family camping and picnic sites, plus two group areas. Day use fee is $3 per vehicle. The Baylor Pass (hiking and horseback riding) and Pine Tree (hiking) trails begin at the campground.
Information: (505) 525-4300.
Alameda Park Zoo - Alameda Park, North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70), Alamogordo. The zoo is part of the park that lines Alamogordo's main highway. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $2.20 adults, $1.10 children and seniors. Information: (505) 439-4290.
City of Rocks State Park - Between Deming and Silver City, four miles east of U.S. 180 off NM 61, is the peculiar formation known as City of Rocks. Erosion has sculpted the "city" out of volcanic material, creating a natural playground for rock climbers. Admission is $3. Information: (505) 536-2800.
Dripping Springs Natural Area - The recreational area is at the base of the Organ Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road (eastern extension of University Avenue), about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The area includes the A.B. Cox Visitor Center, several hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area. The area's entrance gate is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; the visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed (except for assistance animals). Information: (505) 522-1219.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park - Carlsbad, N.M. Living Desert offers visitors an up-close at the mammals, reptiles and birds that inhabit the Chihuahuan Desert. Admission: $3 ($1 ages 7-12, free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 3:30 p.m.) Information: (505) 887-5516.
Old Mesilla - The largest town between San Diego and San Antonio before the railroad passed it by in 1881, Mesilla has retained its appearance and character as a 19th-century center of the Southwest. The town plaza was the site of the official celebration in 1854 of the Gadsden Purchase. Mesilla also served as a stagecoach stop on the Butterfield Trail.
Many of the adobe buildings, some dating back to 1850, have been restored. Dozens of shops and galleries, scenic San Albino Church, the Fountain Theatre and historic restaurants await visitors.
Stahmann Farms - The world's largest family-owned pecan orchard offers free tasting tours at 2 p.m. Wednesdays through August at Stahmann's Country Store, 22505 Hwy 28 South, La Mesa, N.M. (six miles south of Mesilla). Allow one hour for tour; advance reservations for groups of 8 or more.
The tour is in the heart of Stahmann's 4,000 acres, and includes the shelling and candy plants.
Sample various sauces and condiments off the grill at Saturday culinary samplings, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through August.
Fort Selden State Monument - Fort Selden, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, was a 19th-century adobe fort. The monument preserves the remaining ruins, and has a visitors center with exhibits of military life at the post. From Las Cruces, take I-25 North to Exit 19. Admission is $3 (age 16 and under free). Information: (505) 526-8911.
All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz.
Salon Angalu — Lopez Mateos at Casas Grandes Highway. Noche de Catrinas y Zombies with ’60s-’80s music is at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. Costumes optional. Food and drinks for sale. Admission: 100 pesos.
Alianza Francesa de Cd. Juárez - Calle Tlaxcala #2644 Col. Margaritas (at Ignacio Ramirez). Admission is free. Information: 656 639 11 00.
“Fête des Morts” (Day of the Dead) social is 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Bring beverages or cold dish to share.
Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos - Cuatro Siglos Boulevard 8989 (at Florida). A Halloween Party begins at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Costume contest with 10,000 peso top prize. Music by DJ Euro. Cover is $10. Information: .trick-or-drink.com
Figueta-Liszt Estudio de Música — Av. del Charro #924 Col. Angel Fuentes. Classical guitarist Carlos Benitez hosts an evening of music and tribute remembering the late Adriana Peña at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Peña was an artist, historian and former director of Museo del Chamizal. Bring cold dish or beverage to share.
Galeria Virtudes — Americas Av 678, two blocks south of Hermanos Escobar. The rock band Nexus performs at a Halloween Night beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Bring your own wine or beer. Appetizers and beverages sold.
Admission: 80 pesos.
Parque Central Poniente — The park is on Av. Technológico at Pedro Meneses. Sporting events, music and theater are offered 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, followed by Bohemian Night at 8 p.m. Information: 656 625 6735.
Cibeles Convention Center — Av. Tomás Fernández 8450, between Calle Portales and Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona Campestre.
The highly popular annual Festival de la Paella is 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. Various booths, refreshments, live music, wine. Admission: 350 pesos (150 pesos children). Reservations required: 656 6112390. The event always sells out.
La Rodadora — The interactive children’s museum is in the city’s Parque Central. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information: 52-656-558-2415 or larodadora.org.
3D Theater admission: 30 pesos ($2.50 US). Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos ($6.25 US). Family package is 299 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: muref.org, inah.org or Facebook.
• Opening Sunday, Nov. 1: “Altares in memoriam,” photographs by Aurelio Escobar from the era of the Mexican Revolution.
• Showing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, is the documentary, “Los Reyes del Pueblo que no Existe.” Admission 20 pesos (10 pesos children, teachers, students and seniors).
Permanent exhibitions in nine rooms highlight the Mexican Revolution. Displays include the Francisco Madero carriage, Pascual Orozco hat, Francisco “Pancho” Villa displays and a scale model of Juárez-El Paso during the Mexican Revolution.
Telon de Arena — Insurgentes Avenue and Cayetano Lopez, behind Plaza Grande Business Center. Information, ticket prices: 656 6119545, telondearena.org.
• The play “Los Muertos” is presented by 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, Nov. 1-6. Tickets: 120 pesos.
• “Jazz Trick” concert is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, with beer wine and paninis for sale. Proceeds benefit Veronica Morales because of her illness.
Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Borunda. Tickets at donboleton.com.
• Comic Mario Aguilar performs all his favorite characters at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Tickets are 200, 250 and 300 pesos.
• Luis Gerardo Mendez (who played Shilinsky in the movi “Catinflas”) presents the farcical monologue, “Hotel Good Luck” at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Tickets: 280 to 400 pesos.
Gimnasio del Tec. de Monterrey — Ave. de las Industrias, Bermudas Industrial Park (next to Carl’s Jr.).
Journalist Carlos Loret de Mola speaks on the economy and government at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Presented by Televisa. Free and open to the public, entry ticket required; available at Televisa Building, Bermudez Industrial Park.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Information: 1730300 or ccpn.com.mx (Facebook: ccpnteatro). Advance show tickets at donboleton.com.
• Artistas Unidos presents “Metamorfosis,” a collective art exhibit, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
• Comics Teo Gonzalez and Jo Jo Jorge Falcon perform at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Tickets: 250 to 500 pesos
• Russian State Ballet present “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. Tickets: 300, 400 and 500 pesos.
Centro de Convenciones Las Anitas — Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or 6820693.
Franco Escamilla presents his raw, original style comic show presented at 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Tickets: 170, 280 and 450 pesos (donboleton.com).
ExpoArte 2015 — Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’ annual gala is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Cibeles Convention Center in Juárez. Tickets: $150. Information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez, or fmascarenas.org.
Estadio Carta Blanca — Av. Reforma (at Sanders, across from Comision Federal de Electricidad).
Rap concert -Kan, Angeles y Demonios and GK begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Admission: 225 to 545 pesos (donboleton.com).
Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos — Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Champions Rodeo begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.
Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. Wrestling starring Rey Misterio and the AAA wrestlers begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Admission: 200 to 900 pesos (100 pesos children), donboleton.com.
Day of the Revolution — The day of Nov. 20 is celebrated as the day when the Mexican Revolution began in 1910, led by Francisco Madero against the forces of the entrenched dictator, Porfirio Diaz. Madero had his base of operations in Juárez during the revolution, and assumed the presidency in May 1911 after Diaz resigned.
Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park (next to the Bridge of the Americas). The museum features archaeological and historic exhibits. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 611-1048.
Showing through November: “Tiempos del Sol,” photography on loan from Instituto Nacional de Arqueologia e Historia.
Opening Friday, Nov. 20: “Revolution and Revolutionaries,” a photographic exhibition on loan fron INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History).
Independent Music Hall — Hermanos Escobar Avenue 6665 (inside Petes Bowling). Electro acustic music by Jose Manuel Aguilera, Deep Limbic System and Blue Vein is at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Admission: 160 and 250 pesos. Information: 656 3 120114.
Hotel Plaza Juárez — Av. Lincoln 722 Pronaf. Transexual mezzosoprano Morganna Love, two-time winner of the national Bellas Artes prize, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, Salon Candilejas. Admission is 250 pesos, includes appetizers. Information: 9624581 or alimas@uacj,mx.
Art exhibition by Meztizo Group opens at 6 p.m. before the concert.
Bazar Del Monumento — The weekly bazaar is noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Benito Juárez Monument downtown, Vicente Guerrero and Constitucion Avenues. Art, antiques, books and more sold and traded. The event also features live music.
— Juárez correspondent Walter Schaefer
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