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The huge dust storm that hit us on Wednesday evening canceled the Farmers & Crafts Market evening market. Wow that was nasty. Check out the Social Media photos below to see what that looked like from an airplane and satellite. What surprised me is that it came from the east. View Photos

The Fire 🔥 in Ruidoso….

Over 1400 structures and 500 homes have burned to the ground. Two people died in the fire that they know of so far. They had some rain on Wednesday and while it reduced the temperatures it mainly rained in the burned areas causing some flooding. Should be cooler today, fire is still burning. Prayers ❤️

El Paso Rodeo….

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PCRA) Rodeo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the El Paso County Coliseum. Details below.

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Events

June

Monday, June 17th - Saturday, June 22

  • 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

Friday, June 21st

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

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

  • Ghost Moon Rising: A Silhouette Soiree | Southwest Expeditions | 7:30 pm - 10 pm | Pose for photos on the rooftop.

  • Starr Western Wear’s Rodeo El Paso | El Paso County Coliseum | June 21st 7:30pm, June 22nd 7:30pm, June 23rd 2:00pm | This is the best of the best in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) competing right here in our West Texas border town! This is fun for the whole family! Patriotic openings, Bareback Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Ladies Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, WPRA Barrel Racing, and BULL RIDING! Featuring Wrangler National Finals Rodeo personnel! We will have rodeo clowns, bull fighters, daring and dangerous roman riding, bullfighting barrel man, giveaways, rodeo merchandise and much much more. Tickets are on sale now and range from $15 - $100. Buy your tickets early and at the box office to get the best prices.

  • Southwest Bronc Fest | Dona Ana County Fairgrounds | June 21st-23rd | Chuck Wagon Races, Vendors, Food & Music.

  • Juneteenth Celebration | Juneteenth Jazz Arts Festival | Plaza de Las Cruces | 4-10 pm | Celebration starts at 4 pm with musical performances by Tony Trejo @ 7 pm & Tenia Nelson Trio @ 8 pm | Free | More Info

  • Summer Solstice Summerween Spectacular | Little Toad Creek Brewery | June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd | 7 pm each night | This four-day event will feature different themed Halloween events every day, from costume contests to loteria!

  • Eggs & Conversations | Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce | 7:30-9 pm | Intimate, in-depth conversation with business leaders | Chamber Members

Saturday June 22nd

  • Paws for a Cause | Las Cruces Beauty | Saturday June 22 | 10 am - 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. 

  • Cloudcroft Beer Fest | Cloudcroft Chamber | Zenith Park Cloudcroft | 12 pm - 6 pm | Indulge in traditional craft beers sourced from New Mexico Breweries. There will be over 50 venders to enjoy that consist of Food trucks, Wine, Mocktails, Live music, Artisan and Crafters. Families are welcome! $20 Entry | Tickets & More Info

  • Starr Western Wear’s Rodeo El Paso | El Paso County Coliseum | June 21st 7:30pm, June 22nd 7:30pm, June 23rd 2:00pm | This is the best of the best in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)

  • Juneteenth Jazz Arts Festival | Branigan Cultural Center | 10 am - 1 pm | Lush Life Quintet | Free | More Info

  • Juneteenth Jazz Arts Festival | NMSU Atkinson Hall | 7 pm | Black American Music Showcase | Free | More Info

  • Summer Solstice Summerween Spectacular | Little Toad Creek Brewery | June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd | 7 pm each night | This four-day event will feature different themed Halloween events every day, from costume contests to loteria!

  • TCF Love Las Cruces Pop Up Event | Klein Park | 6 pm | Giveaways, Food, Music, Free Toys for the Kids.

  • Free Bicycle Clinic | The Bicycle Studio LLC | 3:30 pm | Learn basic bicycle repair and maintenance. Subjects will include safety inspection, cleaning, basic adjustments & flat repair. RSVP 10 people only. Bring your bike if you would like to have specific answers to your questions.

  • Local Author Spotlight: George Mendoza | Barnes & Noble | 1-4 pm | Local author, George Mendoza. Book Signing

  • Walk With A Doc: Advances In Radiation For Prostate Cancer | Young Park | 9-10 am | This doctor-led walking group is a safe, fun, and FREE community event where you’ll take a walk, learn about a health topic and meet new friends. t this month's event, join Radiation Oncologist Jason Call, MD, to learn about recent advances in radiation for prostate cancer. Event is free and everyone is welcome, including dogs!

  • Las Cruces Crusade Scavenger Hunt | Becks Coffee House | 2-4 pm | $20 | Embark on a unique scavenger hunt adventure through Las Cruces, guided remotely by a live host! Discover hidden gems, snap creative photos, and complete challenges as you explore the city's rich culture.

  • Southwest Bronc Fest | Dona Ana County Fairgrounds | June 21st-23rd | Chuck Wagon Races, Vendors, Food & Music.

Sunday, June 23rd

  • 33rd Annual Turtle Races | Our Lady of Guadalupe San Juan Fiesta | 2pm - 3 pm | Is your turtle ready to race? There is no cost to register a turtle for the Turtle Races. Registration begins at 1100am and as part of the registration, each person registering a turtle will receive a turtle race t-shirts!

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

  • Starr Western Wear’s Rodeo El Paso | El Paso County Coliseum | June 21st 7:30pm, June 22nd 7:30pm, June 23rd 2:00pm | This is the best of the best in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)

  • Juneteenth Jazz Arts Festival | Thomas Branigan Memorial Library | 1 pm | Soledad Canyon Jazz | Free | More Info

  • Juneteenth Jazz Arts Festival | Plaza de Las Cruces | 8 pm | Joe Dunn Big Band | Free | More Info

  • Summer Solstice Summerween Spectacular | Little Toad Creek Brewery | June 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd | 7 pm each night | LOTERIA! This four-day event will feature different themed Halloween events every day, from costume contests to loteria!

  • Daddy & Me Hair Workshop | The Beauty Room | 12 pm - 3 pm | Tickets $25 | Learn how to create simple hairstyles for your little princess! Perfect for dads and daughters to bond. 

  • Southwest Bronc Fest | Dona Ana County Fairgrounds | June 21st-23rd | Chuck Wagon Races, Vendors, Food & Music.

Tuesday, June 25th

  • Alyssa’s Turbos and Tacos Night | 121 Wyatt Drive # 14 Las Cruces | 7:40 pm - 9 pm | Join us for a night of cars, fun & tacos in celebration of Alyssa getting her vision back.

Wednesday, June 26th

  • Film Screening: Requiem for a River | Rio Grande WAVES | Domenici Hall-New Mexico State University | 6 pm | Rio Grande WAVES hope is that “Requiem” will prompt a community conversation about how precious water resources in this basin are managed, as the state seeks public input on a roadmap for a revitalized regional water planning process across New Mexico. More Info

Thursday, June 27th

Friday, June 28th

  • Haunted Canna-Crawl with Lockdown Laser Tag | Southwest Expeditions | 7 pm - 9:30 pm | A different kind of spooky adventure. Shuttle first to Monster Cannabis Lounge and then to Laser Tag at the old Courthouse and Jail.

  • Sol Dance Lessons & Party | Sol Ballroom | 7 pm Lessons | 8 pm - 10 pm Dance Party | Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country. No experience Necessary | Tickets |

Saturday, June 29th

Friday, July 5th

  • Fine Arts Flea Market | Downtown Las Cruces | 5 pm - 10 pm | Focusing on local art, business and indigeneity from local living artists

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)

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 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 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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Music

June

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

  • Dusty Low | Rio Grande Winery | 6-9 pm | Live Music

  • Comedy Night | Picacho Peak Brewing Co | 9 pm | Canceled due to the Ruidoso Fires

  • Dream Merchants | Miguel's On Mesquite | 8 pm - 11 pm | Live Music 

  • The Retroz | Pecan Grill & Brewery | 7 pm - 11 pm | Live Music | Acoustic duet playing classic hits from the '60s, '70s, '80s, Latin, and some country.

  • Jamie O’Hara | Picacho Peak Brewing | 6-9 pm | Live Music

  • Doug Adamz, Mark Mathias, Daniel Becker | NM VINTAGE WINES | 7 pm | Live Music | NM Vintage has moved to a new location.

  • 4th Annual Juneteenth Jazz Arts Festival | Las Cruces Downtown Plaza | 6-9 pm | Jazz performances by Tony Trejo and the Tenia Nelson Trio.

  • Rockability Strangers | The Game 2 | 7-11 pm | Live Music

  • San Juan Fiesta Tardeada Dance | Our Lady of Guadalupe San Juan Tortugas Fiesta | Band Unlyshed | 8 pm - 12 am

  • Cautivo Norteño | Blue Moon | 7-11 pm | Live Music | Shuttles running from Las Cruces.

  • Make Music Day | Young Park | 7 pm | A global celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make and enjoy music. Featuring local bands Radio Malilla, and Proud Pete! Bring your chairs, sit back, relax, enjoy the music, and help celebrate Make Music Day 2024

Saturday, June 22nd

Sunday, June 23rd

Wednesday, June 26th

  • Era Snow | Picacho Hills Country Club | 5-8 pm | Live Music

  • Open Mic Night | Truth or Consequences Brewery | 6-9 pm |

Thursday, June 27th

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.

  • Mariachi Aguilas | Sparky’s BBQ Hatch | 12-3 pm | Live Music

  • Flash Back | Rio Grande Winery | 4-7 pm | Live Music

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

 People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day. 

A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

Arts and Crafts

June

Friday, June 21st

  • Third Friday Art Night | The Hood New Mexico | 6-10 pm | Art Exhibition from Adrian Joaquin Martinez & Robert Marshall, Installation from Phoebe Adame. Wannabe Farms Food Truck Pop Up, Craft Beer by Icebox Brewing, Open Artist Studios, Debut of Depress Press & Los Niños De La Tierra workshop 

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 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 🙂 

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Theatre & Film

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

Saturday, June 22nd

  • Nature Journaling the NMSU Demonstration Garden | •MVAS Nature Journal Club and Mesilla Valley Audubon Society | 8:30 am - 10:30 am | The NMSU Landscape Demonstration Garden displays more than 200 labeled genera of trees, shrubs, and groundcovers.

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

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 |

  • Campfire Kitchen at Fort Selden | Fort Selden Historic Site | 10 am - 11 am | An outdoor demonstration using some of the same recipes and cooking traditions the Buffalo Soldiers who were stationed at Fort Selden used in the 1800s.

Friday, June 21st

Saturday, June 22nd

  • Peace, Love and Pickleball | Meerscheidt Center | 9 am - 5 pm | Serving Love to End Domestic Violence

    Help us spread love and make a difference! Join us for a fun event where peace, harmony, and giving back are the name of the game.

  • Working Equitation Clinic and Schooling Show | Enchanted Horse Dressage | Sat 22nd & Sunday 23rd | 8 am - 5 pm | Join Zia Working Equitation Club for a Working Equitation Clinic and Schooling show with Tessa Nicolet! Both events take place at the beautiful Enchanted Horse Dressage in Caballo, NM. Join the clinic, schooling show or both to learn more about the sport of working equitation and test your skills!

Sunday, June 23rd

  • Working Equitation Clinic and Schooling Show | Enchanted Horse Dressage | Sat 22nd & Sunday 23rd | 8 am - 5 pm | Join Zia Working Equitation Club for a Working Equitation Clinic and Schooling show with Tessa Nicolet! Both events take place at the beautiful Enchanted Horse Dressage in Caballo, NM. Join the clinic, schooling show or both to learn more about the sport of working equitation and test your skills!

Monday, June 24th

  • Youth Soccer Camp | Organ Mountain High School | 8 am - 12 pm | Boys & Girls grades 1-8 | Lunch & T-Shirt Provided | $65

Tuesday, June 25th

  • Tuesday Night Group Run | Bluebird Running Company | 6 pm | The course is a one mile loop from Water St to Bowman Ave. straight down Church St to the roundabout and back on Water St. 

Saturday, June 29th

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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