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This weekend, let's fill Las Cruces with love! It's Father's Day, a time to celebrate the amazing dads and father figures who make our families and community so special.

To all the dads in Las Cruces, whether you're grilling up a feast, enjoying a quiet morning with the family, or simply being your wonderful selves, we say thank you. Happy Father's Day from all of us at Live Love Las Cruces!

Fathers Day Things to do….

Just to name a few there is the Picacho Hills Country Club’s Fathers Day Car Show & BBQ.

And the Father’s Day Bike Ride at Pioneer Women’s Park. NMSU Golf Course has a Drive and Dine for Father’s Day on Saturday the 15th.

Also on Saturday McCoy’s Building has a Fathers Day Hammer Painting for the kids.

Grand Openings…

HTeaO is having their Grand Opening on June 14th at 2223 N Main St from 12 pm - 2 pm with Free Tea and T-Shirts. Just in time to cool you off this summer. They boast over 25 flavors of Iced Tea. Check their Menu

Dutch Bros announced the opening of its store at 1475 S. Valley Drive on June 14.

Plus Michaels has announced their grand opening is scheduled for June 22 at 2200 E. Lohman Ave.

La Posta de Mesilla Featured….

La Posta has been featured on America’s Best Restaurants. Watch the Video here and the Facebook Post here

NMSU Juneteenth Celebrations…

There are a number of events scheduled before, on and after June 19th to celebrate Juneteenth. Get the schedule here For more information about Juneteenth events, contact NMSU Black Programs at [email protected] or 575-646-4208

BLM Free Day is on June 19th also More Info

Real Estate Section…

I am looking for a realtor who would like to advertise in a new Real Estate Section. If you know of an agent or office that might be interested have them contact me. [email protected]

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Want to help us make Live Love Las Cruces better? I created a short survey where you can share your thoughts and suggestions.

Events

June

Friday, June 14th

  • Free Day Use Access to New Mexico State Parks | National New Mexico Day offers New Mexicans the opportunity to celebrate the Land of Enchantment! Residents to receive free day-use access to New Mexico State Parks on Friday, June 14, 2024.

  • B2B Quick Connect Business Fair | Friday June 14 | 9 am signup starts at 10 am | Join us at Electronic Caregiver Inc. for the B2B Quick Connect Business Fair, a day packed with networking opportunities, expert insights, and interactive sessions to help you grow your business. Your ticket includes refreshments and a catered lunch so you can focus on connecting and collaborating with fellow professionals. | Ticket $10 in advance $25 at the door |

  • 2024 Summer Music Series | Mesilla Plaza | June 14th | 8 - 10 pm | Neal McCowan| Free |

  • Paint and Sip Rustic Flag | Picacho Peak Brewing | 6:30 pm | RSVP

  • Pre Rodeo Party | El Paso County Coliseum | 5-10 pm |

  • Mesilla Arts & Crafts Farmers Market | Mesilla Plaza | 11am-4pm

  • Flag Day Special | Truth or Consequences Brewery | 3 pm - 10 pm |

Saturday, June 15th

Sunday, June 16th - Fathers Day

Monday, June 17th

  • Spaceport Americas Cup | June 17th - June 22 | The Spaceport America Cup, is an intercollegiate rocket engineering competition, in partnership with the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association and New Mexico Spaceport Authority. Starts at the Las Cruces Convention Center with viewing at Spaceport America More Info also Read Article

Wednesday, June 19th

Thursday, June 20th

  • Taste of Las Cruces | Casa de Peregrinos | Thursday June 20th | 6 pm | An unforgettable evening of delicious food and great company to experience the best that Las Cruces has to offer. | Tickets

Friday, June 21st

Saturday June 22nd

  • Paws for a Cause | Las Cruces Beauty | Saturday June 22 | 4 pm | Join us for a fun-filled pet event with local vendors, food, drinks, and activities for your furry friends! Enjoy dog wash stations, nail care, pet-safe hair coloring, a photo booth, and even a doggy fashion show. All proceeds benefit ASMV to help dogs in need.

  • Yoga & Mimosas | D.H. Lescombes | Saturday, June 22 | 10 am – 11 am | Unwind, stretch, and sip with us as we welcome the day with relaxation and good vibes.

  • Class for Dads | Conscious Fathering Program of Southern New Mexico | 11 am - 1 pm | 1675 Hickory Loop | Lunch will be provided for all attendees. This hands-on class will prepare expecting fathers and fathers of newborns for taking care of their newborn babies. 

Ongoing Events

Saturday, June 8th - August 4th

  • Trick Dog Challenge | Laughing Dog Farm | Saturday June 8th | 9 am | See how many new tricks you and your best friend can learn! Dates: June 8th & 29th, July 13th & 27th, and Aug 3rd or 4th (TBD)

Friday June 14th - Sunday June 16th

  • 5th Annual Cherry Festival | Nichols Ranch | La Luz NM | Friday June 14th, Saturday June 15th & Sunday June 16th | Come out for the 2024 Cherry Festival for cherry-picking, cherry pie, and cherry cider! Over 30 food and snack vendors, and more than 85 arts and crafts vendors! Live music from multiple bands each day! Beer and wine from local breweries and wineries! With a petting zoo, mechanical bull, and games, there is fun for all ages!

Through Sunday June 30th

Movies in the Park 2024 Schedule

Free Movies in the Park return to Young Park this June through September! Bring your blanket, chairs, and an appetite (food vendors available). Shows start at dusk.

  • June 15 "Barbie," PG-13

  • June 29 "Wonka," PG

  • July 13 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem," PG

  • July 27  "The Marvels," PG-13

  • Aug. 10 "Five Nights at Freddy’s," PG-13

  • Aug. 24 "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," PG-13

  • Sept. 7 "Elemental," PG

  • Sept. 21 "The Little Mermaid," PG

Sunday, June 2nd - August 29th

  • Music in the Park Series | Young Park | 7 p.m. each Sunday from June 2 through August 25 at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave.

    June 16, 2024: Mariachi Aguilas (Mariachi music); Hypnosis (Variety, party music). The concert will be at Young Park.

    June 23, 2024: Genie & the Starliners (Oldies and Variety); Guitar Slim (Rockin’ Blues). The concert will be at Young Park.

  • Thursday Night Music on the Plaza concerts will begin at 7 p.m. on July 18, August 15, and August 29 at Plaza de Las Cruces.

Cruces Creatives

  • Cruces Creatives is a non-profit makerspace that connects people with the tools, training, and community to make practically anything. Tools and space include 3D printers, CAD manufacturing tools such as CNC and laser, wood shop, bicycle shop, textile lab, audio-visual lab, electronics lab,  kids room, and more. Events Schedule

Farm & Ranch Museum

  • The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum has daily demonstration programs such as chair caning, wool spinning, weaving, quilting & blacksmithing. So keep them in mind if you are looking for things to do. Learn More

City of Las Cruces

  • The City of Las Cruces actually has an amazing list of weekly events for those searching for things to do. Way too many for me to list here but do check them out. Calendar of events.

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Weather

Music

June

Friday, June 14th

Saturday, June 15th

Sunday, June 16th

Tuesday, June 18th

  • Girls in Aviation Day - Spaceport America Cup | Las Cruces Convention Center | Tuesday June 18th | Girls ages 8-17 are invited to join us for a fun filled afternoon of aviation activities and education for Intercollegiate Rocket Competition.. | Tickets |

Thursday, June 20th

  • Open Mic | Picacho Peak Brewing | 6-9 pm | Every Thursday

Friday, June 21st

  • Baroque on the Border | Atkinson Recital Hall NMSU | Camerata Del Sol | June 21 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Join us for "Baroque on the Border," the final concert of our 2023 Season! Enjoy a diverse selection of works by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Corelli, and others, featuring a cello concerto with principal cellist James Carney and a violin sonata by Elizabeth de la Guerre, a composer from King Louis XIV's court. Don't miss this refreshing conclusion to another great year! | Free with a suggested donation of $15 | Tickets

  • 2024 Summer Music Series | Mesilla Plaza | June 21st | 8 pm - 10 pm | Free | Calista

  • Dosage | Amaro Winery | 7 pm | Live Music

  • Abigail Maldonado | DH Lescombes | 6-9 pm | Live Music

  • Orlando Madrid Jazz | Grounded | 7 pm - 9:30 pm | Live Music

Saturday, June 22nd

Friday, June 28th

Saturday, June 29th

Sunday, June 30th

  • 1964 The Beatles Tribute | NMSU Pan American Center | Sunday June 30 | 7 pm | Tickets | Hailed by critics and fans as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world, 1964 The Tribute takes audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in our hearts forever.

September

September 28th

  • Way Out West Fest | El Paso Convention Center | Saturday September 28th | 5 pm | Featuring Billy Currington. Chili Challenge and Margarita Contest | Tickets |

October

Wednesday, October 9th

 Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the good in people. 

Roy T. Bennett

Arts and Crafts

June

Saturday, June 15th

  • 5 Years of Ownership Celebration | Frame & Art Center | 11 am - 3 pm | Ean and Brenda are celebrating the 5th anniversary of their transition from employees to owners. Come help us celebrate. Shop local vendors and enjoy some refreshements.

Wednesday, June 26th

  • Camino De Los Artistas | Amador Patio Bar Grill | Wednesday June 26 | 5:30 pm | Experience the vibrant Southwestern art scene at the Amador Patio, Bar, and Grill! 🎨🍷 On June 26th, from 5:30 PM, enjoy art, wine tasting, and hors d'oeuvres while exploring works from top local galleries. $10 entry, with proceeds benefiting the Mesquite Historic District Art Ramble. Don't miss out!

Ongoing Events

Through June 13th

Through June 22th

  • Los Manteles De Mi Abuela | Branigan Cultural Center | through June 22th | By presenting sahumadores on contemporary oilcloth tablecloths, Robert Salas mixes the historic and contemporary aspects of his Hispanic and Indigenous Mexican heritage.

  • Tlazoh Amozochitl | Branigan Cultural Center | through June 22th | Examining pre-contact Mesoamerican culture while recognizing the influences of Spanish and American cultures upon them. Kindergarten through 5th grade students at Raices del Saber Xinachtli Community School learned about the history of corn, chocolate, and butterflies through traditional Mesoamerican stories. They then created artwork that reflected those stories. Come see over 40 pieces of artwork created by these multicultural students!

Through July 20th

  • Mata Ortiz: Highlights from The Lysbeth Warren Anderson Collection | New Mexico State University Art Gallery | Through July 20, 2024 | Free |   Witness the evolution of Mata Ortiz pottery! This exhibit showcases contemporary ceramics from over 25 artists, blending tradition with modern innovation. Explore the legacy of Juan Quezada, with pieces generously donated by Lysbeth Warren Anderson to the NMSU Permanent Art Collection.

Through August 4th

  • Vivid Landscapes Paisajes Vibrantes | NM Farm and Ranch | Daily | Local artist Jerry Hernandez captures oil on canvas the vast skies, breathtaking views, and unique scenery that makes New Mexico timeless. 

If you know of or have any upcoming Artists related events let me know and I will be happy to share 🙂 

Theatre & Film

Saturday, June 15th

May 31th - June 16th

June 14th - June 30th

  • A Walk in the Woods | No Strings Theatre Company | Various dates & Times June 14th - June 30th | "A Walk in the Woods" depicts the evolving bond between Russian and American arms negotiators, Andrey Botvinnik and Joan Honeyman, over a year of talks. Despite contrasting personalities, they forge a connection. Inspired by real 1982 events where two diplomats achieved a short-lived breakthrough during an unofficial "walk in the woods."

June 28th - June 30th

  • Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream | A Children's Theatre of the Mesilla Valley | Rio Grande Theatre | Friday, June 28h @ 7:00pm, Saturday, June 29th  @ 7:00pm, Sunday, June 30th @ 1:00pm | With two special school performances on Friday, June 28th  @ 9:45am, 12:00pm

Gardening

June

If you know of or have any upcoming gardening-related events let me know and I will be happy to share 🙂 Just reply to this email

Outdoors

June

Friday, June 14th

  • Golf Fore Kids' Sake Tournament | NMSU Golf Course | 8 am | We are still taking registrations for golf teams for our golf tournament. All are welcome to participate, get a team together, and help support our mentoring program!


Saturday, June 15th

Sunday, June 16th

  • Fathers Day Bike Ride | Pioneer Women’s Park | Sunday June 16 | 7 am | Ride to the Airport where the Experimental Aircraft Association is holding a breakfast fund raising event. Breakfast is optional. Ride is Free.

Wednesday, June 19th

  • Wednesday Walk with a Ranger | Fort Selden Historic Site | Every Wednesday through Nov 20th, 2024 | 9 am - 10 am | 1280 Fort Selden Rd, Radium Springs, NM | $5 per adult. Children <16 years old & Seniors over 60 free | 575-526-8911 |

Friday, June 21st

  • White Sands Full Moon Hike/Culture Night | White Sands National Park | 6 pm | Join us for a fun evening with short hikes, sledding to have the evening topped off with the lively music of Mariachi Aguillas de Las Cruces

Wednesday, July 3rd

Recurring Events 

  • Wednesday Walk with a Ranger | Fort Selden Historic Site | Every Wednesday through Nov 20th, 2024 | 9 am - 10 am | 1280 Fort Selden Rd, Radium Springs, NM | $5 per adult. Children <16 years old & Seniors over 60 free | 575-526-8911 |

Pets of the Week

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