❤️ Wednesday June 19th

🔥🔥 Fire in Ruidoso - Juneteenth

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Today is Juneteenth. Today most if not all City Offices will be closed today for Juneteenth Holiday so check before you go.

The Fire 🔥 in Ruidoso….

Many in Las Cruces Rally to Support Ruidoso Fire Evacuees

Tragically, the Ruidoso fire has left many families facing the heartbreaking reality of losing their homes and possessions. There is nothing scarier than having to leave your home at a moment’s notice with nothing but the clothes on your back. These wildfires are fast-moving and dangerous. We lived through many wildfires in Southern Colorado before moving to Las Cruces. Many Prayers!!!

Here is a link to the Facebook Ruidoso Fire Support Group

In a heartwarming display of community spirit, Las Cruces and other surrounding communities have come together to aid those displaced by the devastating Ruidoso fire. Local businesses have stepped up, serving as drop-off points for essential donations to help evacuees who left their homes with only the clothes on their backs.

Residents are encouraged to contribute items such as water, toiletries, pet food, toothbrushes, and toothpaste to support those in need during this challenging time. For those wishing to make a monetary contribution, cash donation boxes have been set up at participating locations.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors affected by this tragedy. There are a number of drop-off locations like Amador Patio & Grill at 302 South Main downtown and many others can be found on Facebook or Instagram.

There is still a need for Horses to be hauled from Ruidoso Downs if you have a truck and horse trailer but they recommend you get in touch with someone there first to coordinate. Do NOT go without checking first. If you go make sure you have fuel because you won’t find any in the area.

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

Evening Market….

The Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market will be an evening market this Wednesday the 19th from 5 pm - 9 pm.

Taste of Las Cruces….

Get your tickets now for Casa de Peregrinos’ Taste of Las Cruces which promises to be an unforgettable culinary journey. Don't miss out on the chance to savor the best of Las Cruces' culinary scene. Happening this Thursday evening. See details below.

El Paso Rodeo….

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

La Posta de Mesilla Featured….

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

Grand Opening….

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

BLM Free Day is on June 19th also More Info

Nominate & Vote: Mesilla Valley Community's Choice Awards….

Celebrate the best of Mesilla Valley with the Community's Choice Awards! Nominate and vote for your favorite local businesses and organizations across 160+ categories. From popular spots to hidden gems, this is your chance to recognize the places that make our community shine. Have your voice heard – vote today and let's honor the Best of Mesilla Valley together! Vote and Learn More Here

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

Wednesday, June 19th

  • Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market | Downtown | ** Special Night Market | 5 pm - 9 pm |

  • Birds & Beers | Bosque Brewing Company | Mesilla Valley Audubon Society | Get to know your fellow members and see what they look like without binoculars and hats. We have the patio room reserved.

Thursday, June 20th

  • Pull Up A Chair - June with Historian, Dr. Timothy E. Nelson | Thomas Branigan Memorial Library | 12 pm - 1 pm | Dr. Nelson addresses and unpacks foundational issues in African American History, US West History, Borderlands History, and the African Diaspora. His work is the most in-depth research on Blackdom to date. He focuses on the economic and social ambitions of Afro-Frontierists (Black pioneers). Also on Zoom. More Info

  • Juneteeth Jazz Arts Festival | Jazz Jam | Amador Live | 7 pm | Free | More Info

  • Sip & Paint | Amaro Winery | 6 pm | RSVP

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Sunday, June 23rd

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.

Saturday, June 29th

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.

Business Spotlight

When I discovered Pilates, I knew I had found something incredibly fantastic, like a great deal on a pair of shoes or an amazing massage therapist. I wanted to share this wonderful experience with everyone, so I pursued as much training and attended as many workshops as I could to open my own studio and "share that great deal."

At Mary Jane's Pilates Studio, I don't sell memberships because I really dislike them! Life can change quickly, and I understand that. Instead, I focus on being hands-on and extremely observant with my clients, ensuring they don't hurt themselves and are doing what is appropriate for their individual needs.

“Pilates isn't just a workout; it's a journey of self-discovery where strength, flexibility, and mindfulness converge to sculpt not just the body, but the essence of who we are”

I require new clients to take an introduction session, three private classes, and two group classes. The equipment we use is very specialized, and my goal is to keep my clients safe as they learn how to use it and perform movements tailored to their specific needs. Pilates helps with balance, flexibility, strength, and it also fosters great friendships and support among those attending classes.

I am currently working with a new instructor, who is required to observe and participate in my studio until I feel she is clear with my technique and goals for my clients. In the future, I would like to add a few evening classes for those who can't attend during the day.

The most rewarding aspect of owning my studio is meeting wonderful people who want to help themselves by staying active. Seeing my clients progress from day one to where they are now in their practice, and the strength and movements they have achieved, is incredibly fulfilling.

To stay inspired and motivated, I personally take two to three online classes per week with my instructor in New York, continually perfecting my movements and modifying as needed. The motivation also comes from the participants and my clients in their classes.

Come experience the transformative power of Pilates at Mary Jane's Pilates Studio, where I'm dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals in a supportive, welcoming environment.

Join our community of individuals committed to staying active, improving their well-being, and forming lasting connections through this incredible fitness method.

Mary Jane Carson

Business Name: Mary Jane’s Pilates Studio
Address: 1300 Avenida de Mesilla, Suite 205, Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: (575) 644-5591
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://mjpilatesstudio.com 

Weather

Music

June

Wednesday, June 19th

  • Jack Hansen | Picacho Hills Country Club | 5-8 pm | Live Music | Drink Special | Reservations Highly Recommended: [email protected] (575)523-8641 EXT 3

Thursday, June 20th

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 | Valente Rodriguez from "George Lopez" and "The Mentalist," with hilarious acts by Flo Hernandez and Josh Castro.

  • 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

Saturday, June 22nd

Sunday, June 23rd

Wednesday, June 26th

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

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

 If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments. 

Earl Wilson

Arts and Crafts

June

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 🙂 

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!

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. 

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

❤️ Adoptions are FREE for the Pet of the Week. Spayed and Neutered. Because they have been here long-term and you know what that means. 
ASCMV.org or 575-382-0018

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